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Photos of Comet ISON: A Potentially Great Comet

NASA/APL/SwRI

The mission logo for NASA's Balloon Rapid Response for Comet ISON science balloon mission.

BRRISON Telescope Sunshade Reoriented

SwRI

A sunshade on the BRRISON telescope is re-oriented for late evening launch from Fort Sumner, N.M., on Sept. 28, 2013 during an attempt to photograph Comet ISON from the stratosphere.

BRRISON Mission Control

SwRI

Lots of monitors within BRRISON mission control are manned at Fort Sumner, N.M., on Sept. 28, 2013 during an attempt to photograph Comet ISON from the stratosphere.

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