It's sure starting to look that way. This newly released photo, via NASA on Twitter, shows a comet that looks as though its lost its nucleus after a fiery encounter with the sun.
The so-called "Comet of the Century" is about to have its much anticipated brush with the Sun — the results of which could be visible to the naked eye. Thankfully, NASA is tracking ISON's journey in realtime, and here's how you can watch the drama unfold.
"Best video yet of comet ISON yet. Burn baby, burn!" says NASA about this time-lapse captured over a five-day period—November 20 to November 25—by STEREO's Heliospheric Imager.
While there will be plenty of fireworks later today, it's nice to know that our very own solar system will be joining in the fun, too—with comet ISON hurting toward the sun at a staggering 48,000 mph.