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Comet ISON Orbit Paper Model

Comet ISON is coming, and still seems to be intact. There are still fears that it may break up on its close orbit around the sun but for now it is visible in the predawn sky, allegedly with binoculars. Your viewing experience may vary.

To better visualize Comet ISON or to create a nifty school project NASA has made available a paper model that you can construct that shows the orbit with dates of Comet ISON.

CometIsonmodel

A simple box showing the sun and the orbits of Mercury, Venus and the Earth along with an insert that shows the location of the comet on any particular day. The downloadable PDF also has helpful information about the comet beyond just the model and includes assembly instructions. You will need heavy cardstock paper to make a structurally sound paper model along with a color printer. PDF’s, of course, require a copy of Abobe Reader. But you knew that!

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