Comet Encounter

  • 2013
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A documentary about the comet ISON, which is anywhere from one to 10 kilometers in diameter. Its orbit will take it around the sun and, when that occurs, one of three things may happen: it will emerge brighter than before, evaporate completely or break into a "string of pearls" (a series of small comets).

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Follow a once-in-a-lifetime event -- Comet ISON's brush with the sun.

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Comet Encounter
COMET follows scientists on the trail of the once-in-lifetime Comet ISON and explores our cultural obsession with these celestial visitors.
Comet Encounter
COMET follows scientists on the trail of the once-in-lifetime Comet ISON and explores our cultural obsession with these celestial visitors.
Comet Encounter
COMET follows scientists on the trail of the once-in-lifetime Comet ISON and explores our cultural obsession with these celestial visitors.
Comet Encounter
COMET follows scientists on the trail of the once-in-lifetime Comet ISON and explores our cultural obsession with these celestial visitors.

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  • Premiered: November 20, 2013
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A documentary about the comet ISON, which is anywhere from one to 10 kilometers in diameter. Its orbit will take it around the sun and, when that occurs, one of three things may happen: it will emerge brighter than before, evaporate completely or break int…

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