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Comet due to reach us in early March



A comet falling in from the distant reaches of the solar system could become a naked-eye object in March.

   

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Hilander on 2 February, 2013, 0:53
This one I am looking forward to but I thought it was going to come by Feb 15 or so. Is this a different one?
Comment icon #2 Posted by and then on 2 February, 2013, 1:29
I LOVE these rare displays! This looks to be a special year. I hope this one is spectacular. Thanks for posting this Waspie.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 2 February, 2013, 8:51
This one I am looking forward to but I thought it was going to come by Feb 15 or so. Is this a different one? That's not a comet you are thinking of, that's asteroid 2012 DA 14.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Overpopulation on 2 February, 2013, 20:49
This will be a nice see. Keep us updated!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hilander on 6 March, 2013, 19:36
A rare bright comet shows up in the northern hemisphere this week, cruising past Earth with promise of spectacular naked-eye viewings of the giant ball of ice and dust streaking the twilight sky with a blazing tail. Dubbed Pan-STARRS after the Hawaii-based telescope that first spotted it nearing our corner of the universe, the comet should be at its brightest from about Friday to the middle of next week, say astronomers. Close comet flyby will allow for spectacular naked-eye viewing in northern hemisphere This sounds exciting, will be looking forward to it especially since it will be a safe di... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 8 March, 2013, 15:55
Comet PANSTARRS Rises to the Occasion Mid-March For those in search of comet L4 PANSTARRS, look to the west after sunset in early and mid-March. This graphic shows the comet's expected positions in the sky. Image credit: NASA Larger view http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/5627/732738main1panstarrsclo.jpg Comets visible to the naked eye are a rare delicacy in the celestial smorgasbord of objects in the nighttime sky. Scientists estimate that the opportunity to see one of these icy dirtballs advertising their cosmic presence so brilliantly they can be seen without the aid of a telescope or bin... [More]


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