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March Sky Wonders

5 Mar 2013, 15:22 UTC
March Sky Wonders
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The skies have been quite exciting for just the first two months of 2013, with a near earth asteroid and a crazy Russian Meteorite. Hopefully March will keep the celestial entertainment rolling with the first of 2013’s two extremely exciting comets becoming visible to us. Comets are like a young movie star making their film debut, with all the potential to shine bright and steal the show, or dimly fade into the background, disappointing all those great expectations. But fingers crossed comet PanSTARRS gives us a show to remember!
Where to look for the comet. (Image credit: NASA)


Comet PanSTARRS is a very exciting new comet that has spent millions of years traveling inwards from the Oort Cloud that surrounds our Solar System so this really will be a once in a lifetime occurrence . It was discovered two years ago by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System in Hawaii which explains it’s very strange name. It is a baby comet as this will be its first orbit around our Sun and it can break up completely as it gets closer and therefore be very disappointing or the virgin ice and gases will provide ...

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