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New Comet Discovered - May Become One of Brightest in History

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A new comet discovered recently may become as bright as the moon around winter solstice 2013


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Jim Phillips (3247)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 3:37 pm

Maybe this is the comet that will destroy Earth...???

Ty, Dave.

Kit B (276)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 4:50 pm

Great article and fascinating news, thanks Dave. No, Jim I don't think it's a comet we need to fear, just other humans trashing the planet.

Kit B (276)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 4:50 pm

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Roger G (148)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 5:13 pm
noted, thanks !

Freya H (345)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 5:54 pm
Let's hope some bugnuts don't think there's a spaceship hiding in the tail.

MmAway M (519)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 8:41 pm
Thank you Dave ~ Outstanding National Geographic Article at site!

Victoria P (110)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:42 am
Thanks Dave...

g d c (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 11:52 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 11:52 am
Great. Thanks for posting this.

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:04 pm
Thank you.

James merritt jr (144)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:06 pm
Awesome, TY.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:16 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dave.

Bob P (394)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:13 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 10:07 pm
No kidding, Freya. Those Heaven's Gate folks must be packing their bags.

Thanks Dave. Very cool.

Shan D (49)
Monday October 1, 2012, 1:57 am
I'm looking forward to this! The last comet I saw was Hale-Bopp, and that was a wonderful sight. :o)

Past Member (0)
Monday October 1, 2012, 4:00 am
Fantastic. Thank you.

Paul Carter Block (28)
Monday October 1, 2012, 8:10 am
Actually, Shan D., Hale-Bopp would have been a jaw-dropper had it not been on the other side of the solar system from us when it rounded the Sun. Even so, it was, as you say, a wonderful sight. I feel privileged to have seen it. It was my second, in fact; I found Kohoutek through binoculars. And, yes, the looney fringe are already booking their seats to whatever heaven they believe their mass suicide will take them. Good luck with that.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 1, 2012, 8:47 am
I can't believe that more people didn't see comet Hyakutake in early 1996. Although city lights washed it out for most, in a dark sky it's tail could be seen stretching across half the sky. It was visable around the same time as Hale-Bopp, but H-B was getting all the press. But in my dark sky location, Hyakutake was the most impressive outer space iceball I've ever seen. It's tail was at a time up to 100 degrees, from horizon to well past the zenith! It's one I'll always remember.

Comet Hyakutake

Spooky Cat (403)
Monday October 1, 2012, 9:24 am

Sergio P (65)
Friday October 5, 2012, 12:29 pm
Thanks for posting

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 10:51 am

J D (52)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 8:28 pm
Keep looking up :)
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