ISON is still alive
Or at least a piece of it survived anyway… Earlier as it approached the Sun, the head of the comet seemed to be smeared out (instead having a bright tip), suggesting it had evaporated. Now we see these images from SOHO showing that a piece of ISON has come out the other side. Most likely a much smaller piece of the nucleus but it does still have a dust and ion tail. Hopefully it will get bright enough to observe from Earth, but we will find out tomorrow if in fact the nucleus is still there and active.