The good folks at NASA recently captured footage of Comet ISON traveling by Earth on its way toward the sun. The comet will begin rounding the sun today and, as The Verge reports, it will be "an encounter that could just spell [ISON's] end: the sun's radiation will begin to weaken the comet by boiling its water even before it reaches Mars, and it'll then have to withstand even greater radiation and pressure as it actually flies by the sun's surface."

Peep the video above and marvel in all its space-age awesomeness.

[via The Verge]