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See the New Comet Nishimura Before It Disappears for More Than 400 Years

See the New Comet Nishimura Before It Disappears for More Than...

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The universe is delivering a cosmic gift this week—a newly discovered comet will zip by earth to say hey before leaving our planetary neighborhood for more than 400 years. The green comet C/2023 P1, or “Nishimura,” is already visible in the predawn sky, but over the weekend it will grow brighter and should be visible…
A mysterious green comet is approaching Earth and could be visible to the naked eye soon. Here’s how to see it.

A mysterious green comet is approaching Earth and could be visible...

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Comet Nishimura could grace our skies with its eerie glow in early September.  The comet may become visible to the naked eye in the coming weeks, NASA said. It may be one of the very few interstellar objects that have visited our solar system. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite…
Check Out What’s Happening in Space This Month

Check Out What’s Happening in Space This Month

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There’s nothing better for cooling off during a punishingly hot summer than checking out the night sky, and this year, August is working overtime to entertain and entrance. Gaze upwards after dark this month and you’ll be able to see the Perseids meteor shower, Saturn, a supermoon/blue moon, and more celestial delights.Where and when to…
A bright comet is heading towards Earth and could outshine the stars in the sky, say astronomers

A bright comet is heading towards Earth and could outshine the...

Astronomers have spotted a newly-referenced comet that is heading towards Earth.  The comet is likely to be so bright it could outshine our stars.  The last time the comet visited Earth was around 80,000 years ago, astronomers said.  Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while…
I tried to see the green comet, but made 3 crucial mistakes that left me disappointed

I tried to see the green comet, but made 3 crucial...

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I tried to see the famous green comet in the night skies, far from the city, last weekend. It was much harder than I expected, even with advice from a pro, because I didn't plan ahead enough. The moon outshined most of the stars, and I couldn't locate the faint comet, even with binoculars. Loading…
The green comet and Mars will appear side-by-side next weekend. Spot them together in the sky.

The green comet and Mars will appear side-by-side next weekend. Spot...

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A green comet and Mars will appear side-by-side in the night sky on February 10 and 11. It's a good opportunity to spot the comet in the early evening, maybe with just binoculars. Here's what you need to know to see the colorful cosmic couple. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your…
Rare Green Comet Is Passing Earth Right Now on a 50,000-Year Journey     – CNET

Rare Green Comet Is Passing Earth Right Now on a 50,000-Year...

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Now's the time to look for Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) as it puts on quite a show while passing by our planet through Thursday.The Zwicky Transient Facility, aka ZTF, in Southern California discovered the dramatic object in March. It had been speeding in the direction of the sun up until Jan. 12 when it reached perihelion, its…
See the rare green comet in pictures so you know what to look for in the sky

See the rare green comet in pictures so you know what...

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A rare green comet is flying past Earth in late January and early February. Comet ZTF hasn't passed our planet since the last Ice Age, and humans may never see it again. These stunning photos show what you could see if you spot the green comet in the night sky. Loading Something is loading. Thanks…
We could be the last humans to see the green comet passing Earth for the first time since the Ice Age. Here’s how, where, and when to watch it.

We could be the last humans to see the green comet...

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Astronomers recently discovered a green comet approaching Earth for the first time in 50,000 years. Comet ZTF may never return, so we could be the last humans to see it. Here's how, where, and when to see the comet as it passes Earth in late January and early February. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for…
The Comet Leonard, the Christmas Star, and Other Things to See in December’s Night Sky

The Comet Leonard, the Christmas Star, and Other Things to See...

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Photo: Ylenia Cancelli (Shutterstock)There’s a lot going on in the night sky in December, from the spectacular Geminids meteor shower to Venus at its brightest. Here are some of December’s most impressive star-gazing highlights to mark on your calendar.Venus will be at its brightest on Dec. 3Venus is December’s planet of the month! An iconoclast…

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