Now that the American Fed government has reached an agreement to play nice. The shut down effect most federal agencies including NASA. Professor James McCanney said that information to track Comet ISON was not available to the general public. McCanney even suggests that the shut down was orchestrated to keep the public in the dark about Comet ISON.
On October 1st, Comet ISON got very close to Mars close like kissing cousins. The comet created a glow around Mars on October 2nd in the wee hours of the morning: it connected electronically to the planet which is why the comet turned green. The first time in modern history that a comet was this close to a planet in our solar system : 4,000 years.
Comet ISON next target will be the planet Mercury on November 13-14, 2013. McCanney said that Mercury will “go comet”. What a sexy beast. We may see for ourselves with the government now open.