CONFIRMED Comet ISON has disintegrated [2MIN News 30-Nov-2013]
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Finally! We have an answer. It has disintegrated. The comet lingered for a moment after its crushing blow passing the Sun. Exiting the solar interaction just a fraction of what it entered as.... the remnants carried on their trajectory a bit further, the fractured debris showing "illumination" after passing beyond the Solar Corona once it reached into the greater solar wind. Now, clearly disintegrating , dimming, and fading away.
Seen on SOHO LASCO C3 (dates to search 2013-11-29 through 2013-11-30) http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/soho_movie_theater
Any question about the verbage used to describe the "breakup" of ISON seen in this video can be answered by reading below :)
verb: disintegrate; 3rd person present: disintegrates; past tense: disintegrated; past participle: disintegrated; gerund or present participle: disintegrating 1. break up into small parts, typically as the result of impact or decay. "when the missile struck, the car disintegrated in a sheet of searing flame" synonyms: break up, break apart, fall apart, fall to pieces, fragment, fracture, shatter, splinter; explode, blow up, blow apart, fly apart; crumble, deteriorate, decay, decompose, rot, molder, perish, dissolve, collapse, go to rack and ruin, degenerate; photodegrade; informalbust, be smashed to smithereens"
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