Comet of the Century (1 x 60′) – Documentary special that uses CGI and breathtaking images captured by cutting-edge technology to show why Comet ISON is considered by many astronomers to be a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event.
Comet ISON is bigger than Australia, its head measuring an impressive 4,900km across and dust trail extending more than 91,000km – more than twice the circumference of planet Earth! It is set to shoot by one of the harshest environments in our solar system, the sun, on November 28th, creating a solar slingshot by passing by Mars and Earth before going around the sun and whizzing back.
Channel: National Geographic Channel International / PBS
Producer: Darlow Smithson
TX: 27th November 2013