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Comet tale 1 October 2013

Posted by amedalen in October 2013.
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Discovered in September 2012, Comet ISON will miss Earth by millions of miles as it travels through our inner solar system, and so will its debris if the comet breaks apart.

A breakup might be disappointing for ISON observers hoping for a spectacular display, but they may see a beautiful string of pearls in the sky, similar to that of Comet S-W 3, which broke up in 2006.

Comet ISON is approaching Mars in the pre-dawn sky. Although invisible to the naked eye, the comet can be seen with a backyard telescope.

Arnold Medalen

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