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It's being billed as an epic battle between two cosmic forces - and The Reg is pleased to point our readers to a free ringside seat. In the live NASA feed below, you be able to watch the nail-biting moments before and after the 2km wide Comet Ison reaches its closest point of approach to the Sun at 18:44 GMT (13:44 Eastern, 10: …

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Anonymous Coward

wow

... that's a lot of scripts I need to enable just to get the flash player up ... no, wait, still no flash player detected. Hmm.

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After fighting for about 10 mins to get signed in to Livestream all I see is max number of people accessing stream.

Max 64 - you have to be kidding.

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FAIL

The maximum number of users has been reached for this stream

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Re: The maximum number of users has been reached for this stream

I've changed the video stream - it's now on YouTube live.

C.

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You can watch on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q03I1B_yrPg

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Alien

You aren't missing anything. They're all puzzled as to why the comet (or what's left of it) hasn't appeared around the other side of the sun. Nobody seems to have questioned whether or not the reason for that is the alien space ship that was disguised as a comet has put on the brakes now that it's out of sight.

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Alien

WOLVES!!

We are doomed. Must have been that tweetblast we fired at Gliese 621.

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SVV

Fizzled out like a duff sparkler

Looks like there's nothing left of the "comet of the century". I was expecting spectacular pictures, and what we seem to be watching now is an amateur version of The Sky at Night made on webcams by droning talking heads.

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Next time just let the comet turn up without any hype.

Calling every other comet the "Comet of the Century" seems to be a guaranteed kiss of death.

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Mushroom

Alas Poor ISON

BOOM !

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says

Comet ISON,

Went close,

Is gone.

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Anonymous Coward

Comet FAIL!

As interesting as watching an ice cube tossed into a bonfire.

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Why the negativity?

You get to see the death of a comet live every day don't you?

There's plenty of data to munch on, and coming from the Oort cloud it may well teach us something about what is out there. It's hardly as if we're able to go out there and have a look ourselves, don't we?

Just because we're losing out on a bit of fireworks in the sky people are getting all down and out? Now that's a fail...

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Bad show

Comet was fine. But Karen Fox talked to me as if I were 8 years old, and nobody else seemed to quite know what was going on.

Seems like NASA wasn't really ready for this event. Really?

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Coat

ISON...

I am disappoint!

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Anonymous Coward

Alas poor Ison

Like Icarus, he flew too close to the Sun, and got burned.

Rest In Pieces.

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"Ison Steamed at the Sun" ~ another headline correction

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Alien

Time travel?

Nothing to see as the enterprise has successfully jumped back in time (cue whale song etc.)

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Re. Time travel

Nah, it burned up because someone forgot to pay the gas bill.

Have you any idea how much premium unleaded dilithium costs in the 24th century?

fx: Star Trekkin' song.

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