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Mar 17 2013

Comet PanSTARRS

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The Comet is in the Las Vegas sky.

The Comet deserves a better name than Comet C/2011 L4 or Comet PanSTARRS. The Pan-STARRS telescope was used to discover the Comet, so the scientists named the Comet Comet PanSTARRS. I would like to call it Comet Millennia. This Comet took millions of years to come from the Oort cloud.

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Wonderful comet.
    Below my horizon now.
    Such beauty
    Yet rounds our Sun
    And makes from dirty ice and solar wind
    A wonder.

    Enjoy it whilst you can now, northern hemisphere- I look forward to comet ISON yet to arrive.

    (Although we need to be aware, it may not meet the hype – yet we may hope.)

    See :

    http://waitingforison.wordpress.com/

    Not my blog – but a very good one.

    See also :

    http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/03/05/3702906.htm

    & the time lapse animation here :

    http://www.twanight.org/newTWAN/photos.asp?ID=3003969

    By the superb astrophotogpher /astrovideographer Alex Cherney.

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