It made for perhaps the nerdiest Thanksgiving moment ever when I plugged a Google Chromecast into my mother’s TV on Thursday and proceeded to put a live NASA Google+ Hangout on Comet ISON‘s sun-grazing journey on the screen in the living room.
By the time all the pumpkin pie had been knocked back and the turkey set to work lulling me into a coma, ISON had failed to emerge from the sun’s shadow after reaching perihelion, leading many observers to conclude that the comet had been destroyed by its close encounter with the massive nuclear furnace at the center of our galactic cul-de-sac.
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