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Comet LINEAR Flares Again
Comet LINEAR Flares Again
13 Jul 2001

Space Weather News for July, Friday the 13th

Just yesterday Comet LINEAR (C/2001 A2) was fading from view as it receded from Earth. But now the volatile comet is again a naked-eye object. It's glowing at about 4th magnitude in the pre-dawn sky with a pair of tails you see through binoculars or a modest telescope. Comet LINEAR has a history of crumbling then flaring as freshly exposed ice is vaporized by sunlight. What will the comet do in the days ahead? See for yourself! Visit for details.

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Last Updated: 16 Jul 2001