Saturday, November 3, 2007

Exploding Comet

I know it sounds kind of dumb to hear that you can see an exploding comet, but it's true. In late October 2007, Comet 17P/Holmes exploded. No one is really sure why, but it did. As it's debris cloud that was once it's core expanded, it's brightness increased by a factor of one million, making it a yellowish naked eye object. You can see it in the Northern sky this Monday morning before dawn.

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