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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Astronomy Tuesday


That bright green dot in the lower right-hand quadrant of this image is a comet with the not exactly mellifluous name of 252P/Linear.

This photo was taken in Australia, shortly before the comet's closest approach to Earth (you can see the Southern Cross over on the right, four stars in the shape of a small kite partially overlapping the Milky Way.) It's visible in the Northern Hemisphere now, but if you miss it it will be back in 2032.

Image Credit and Copyright: Alex Cherney (Terrastro, TWAN)

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