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Astronomers Discover Huge Comet Hurtling Towards Us


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The Mayan Apocalypse nutcases will pass out when they learn that two Russian astronomers have discovered a new and gigantic comet coming in our direction—a huge two-mile wide ball of ice and rock that "may [become] one of the brightest in history." The comet is now passing by Saturn, gaining speed and becoming brighter by the day.

 

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Astronomers Discover Huge Comet Hurtling Towards Us

 

Don't worry, it's not going to hit us, the Gizmodo coverage of the story is one of the more hysterical of the mainstream news sites so I picked it for fun. Should be an interesting astronomical event to see, perhaps on a scale of centuries, given how rarely such bright objects pass this way.

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