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2007-01-10 15:15:00

If you watch the morning or evening sky these days and have a clear view of the horizon, you will be able to spot a bright object with a prominent tail. Instructions for viewing the comet in the morning from Spaceweather.com: At dawn, go outside and face east Using binoculars, scan the horizon The comet is located just south of due east Instructions for viewing the comet in the evening from Spaceweather.com: At sunset, go outside and face west Using binoculars, scan the horizon The comet is...

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2005-08-19 08:05:00

NASA -- One thousand comets have been discovered to date using the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft. The SOHO spacecraft, a joint effort between NASA and the European Space Agency, has accounted for approximately one-half of all comet discoveries with computed orbits in the history of astronomy. Many SOHO comet discoveries have been by amateurs using SOHO images on the internet, and SOHO comet hunters come from all over the world. Toni Scarmato, a high school teacher from...

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2005-01-07 07:50:00

On Friday night, January 7th, Comet Machholz visits the Pleiades. Science@NASA -- A cloud of gas bigger than the planet Jupiter, glowing alien green, is about to sweep past the Seven Sisters in Taurus. Got binoculars? You can watch it happen. Step outside on Friday night, January 7th, between 9 and 10 o'clock, and face south. There's Orion the Hunter locked in combat with Taurus the Bull. The star patterns are unmistakable. Just above them hovers a delicate little dipper -- the Seven...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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