Latest Leonid Elenin Stories
The 2012 Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets by amateurs was announced this week by the Minor Planet Center, located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass.
Latest indications are this relatively small comet has broken into even smaller, even less significant, chunks of dust and ice.
Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth.
You may have heard the news: Comet Elenin is coming to the inner-solar system this fall.
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