Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A New Comet is Coming and We Are All Going To Die!

Ok. I apologize for putting together 2 completely unrelated items in my title. Comet Lulin is coming for a visit and unless you are a vampire, you will die some day.

I got to see Comet Holmes in 2007 with a good friend of mine and her kids. She has a nice 60mm scope that worked just great. It was spectacular. For a time, it was literally the biggest object in our solar system. It was clearly visible with the naked eye out here in the 'burbs. I hope we can see this one. Here is a snippet and a link to some more information.

There's a new comet on the way, and this one could get quite interesting! This comet's name is Comet Lulin, more formally known as Comet C/2007 N3. This potential naked eye comet could be a very interesting one since it follows an unusual orbit.

Comet Lulin's closest approach will be on February 24th, 2009 at a distance of about 61 million kilometers.

Visual Astronomy: Comet Lulin

Update: Here is a link to some sciencey pics of Lulin.

Here is an APOD Photo of Lulin

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry for missing some great pics on the original post. I wonder if anyone will come back and click them...

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