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So you see the brightest comet of the year

SALT LAKE CITY – Stargazers will be able to remember one of the brightest comets in the next few days. The Comet 46P, also called Wirtanen, will pass next to the Sun and pass closest to Earth on December 16, according to Joe Bauman, coordinator for the Utah Astronomy Club. "This time, comets are extremely close to Earth," Bauman said. …

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The brightest comet of the year 2018 is due to pass the Earth in December

Comet 46P / Wirtanen, which passes the Earth every 5.4 years, was one of three comets that Carl Wirtanen discovered in 1948 at the Lick Observatory in California. According to Space.com, this orbit will be one of the comet's closest orbits since the 1950s. Comets are "loosely bound masses of ice, dust and rocks". The central core of the structure …

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The brightest comet of the year 2018 is due to pass the Earth in December

Receive the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 9, 2018 / 8:07 PM GMT By Angel Torres Stargazers have something special to look forward to this Christmas season: the brightest comet of the year 2018 will come closest to Earth on December 16th , [19659006DerKomet46P/Wirtanenderalle54TheyearthedevelopedthanoneonetheCarlWirtanen1948AttheLick-ObservatoryinCaliforniaSpacecomdiscoveredthisOrbitbecauseofthemthefirstofthefiftiesofthenearestCirclesfortheMarnet Comets are "loosely bound masses of ice, dust, and rock." The central core of the structure is …

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"Christmas Comet" will be the brightest comet of the year

Reception of comet 46P / Wirtanen on December 2, 2018. The comet will pass the Earth on December 16th. (Photo: NASA) Just before Christmas, Earth will have a close encounter with a comet that will be the brightest comet of the year. Comet 46P / Wirtanen, the "Christmas comet," will make a tight pass on Earth on December 16, according …

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The brightest galaxy devours its neighbors

The brightest galaxy in the universe has devoured at least three galaxies in its neighbor. This finding is important to determine if the galaxy is intensely glowing using material from other galaxies. The Superbrilliant galaxy, named W2246-0526, was discovered in 2015 by the US Wide-Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), a billion light-years away, and has an insatiable supermassive black hole in …

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The five brightest planets are aligned in the night sky

For the second time this year, the five brightest planets in our solar system – Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars – will be visible in the night sky at the same time. The planets form a line that rises from the horizon in the western sky and will be best seen on Thursday, October 18, after sunset. But throughout …

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Skywatch: The ISS makes several passes this week, the brightest on Tuesday | Metro & region

Sunday: The International Space Station is making a series of bright performances this week starting tonight. The spacecraft launches at 9:55 am in the north-northwest. The ISS brightens quickly when it reaches its peak at 21:58 and reaches 30 degrees in the northeast. The space station is visible only a minute later, as it slides 27 degrees above the east-northeast …

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