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NGCI, PBS, Darlow Smithson team up for comet doc

Comet of the Century, which aired on PBS this past week and is set to air in 170 countries via National Geographic Channels International, follows the path and discusses the origins of the comet ISON as it speeds through space.
November 21, 2013

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI), PBS and Darlow Smithson Productions have teamed up on a copro focused on the comet ISON.

Comet of the Century, which aired on PBS this past Wednesday and is set to air in 170 countries via National Geographic Channels International, follows the path and discusses the origins of the comet ISON as it speeds through space.

NGCI says the special, with airdate to be announced, will follow world-class scientists as they track the comet’s trajectory on its trek around the sun.

The comet, discovered in September 2012, is expected to pass close to Earth in early December. According to NASA, if it survives its journey to the sun, it may appear to glow as bright as the moon and be visible during daylight hours.

NHK announced its plans for ISON-oriented programming in August, after loading a special 4K camera onto the International Space Station intended to capture footage of the comet.

 

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