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Comet Approaching
Comet Approaching
9 Jan 2009
(Source: Spaceweather.com)

Space Weather News for Jan. 9, 2009

APPROACHING COMET: Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3), discovered in 2007 by a collaborative team of Taiwanese and Chinese astronomers, is u swinging around the sun and approaching Earth. The photogenic comet has a bright tail and an "anti-tail" visible in mid-sized backyard telescopes. At closest approach in February, Comet Lulin is expected to brighten to naked-eye visibility.

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Last Updated: 11 Jan 2009