December 27, 2012

'Comet of the Century' Coming in 2013?

David Whitehouse, The Independent


AP Photo

At the moment it is a faint object, visible only in sophisticated telescopes as a point of light moving slowly against the background stars. It doesn't seem much – a frozen chunk of rock and ice – one of many moving in the depths of space. But this one is being tracked with eager anticipation by astronomers from around the world, and in a year everyone could know its name.

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TAGGED: Oort Cloud, Astronomy, Comets

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