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Comet Pan-STARSS Survives Solar Encounter, Emerges Brighter Than Ever
2013-03-17 09:17:25

A comet making its first visit to the inner solar system has survived a journey that brought it close to the sun, and has emerged as one of the brightest comets in years.

Comet PANSTARRS Arrives In March
2013-03-06 09:00:24

This March sky gazers will be treated to another special celestial event as comet Pan-STARRS C/2011 L4 becomes visible to the naked eye in the Northern Hemisphere.

New Comet Discovery May Be Brightest Visitor In Past Hundred Years
2012-09-26 09:16:24

Hale-Bopp, Haley’s, Levy-Shoemaker 9. These are just a few of the more well-known modern comets that have blazed across the night sky in our lifetime.

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2010-06-09 12:45:47

Comet McNaught C/2009 R1 will become brighter than first thought and will be visible to the naked eye over the next few weeks.

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2010-04-13 07:25:00

British scientists have identified a new candidate for the biggest comet measured to date.

2008-01-04 15:07:19

As we kick off the year 2008, Comet Tuttle is putting on a nice show for backyard skywatchers. It had not been seen since 1994, but you'll have an excellent opportunity to pick it up with binoculars or small telescopes during the next two weeks.

2007-01-11 11:15:59

Recently, sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere have been enjoying the sight of Comet McNaught in the twilight sky. Now, solar physicists using the ESA-NASA SOHO spacecraft are getting ready for their view.


Latest Great Comet Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Halley's Comet -- Comet Halley, more generally known as Halley's Comet after Edmond Halley, is the best-known and the brightest of the "short-period" comets from the Kuiper belt that visit the inner solar system in years or decades-long orbits rather than the millennia of comets from the Oort Cloud. Early History Having perceived that the elements of the comet of 1682 were nearly the same as those of two comets which had appeared respectively in 1531 and 1607, Halley concluded that...

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