• Released Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Updated Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 11:36AM
  • ID: 11188

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A new comet may light up the night sky in March 2013.

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In the night sky, the comet will potentially appear as bright as the stars of the Big Dipper.

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These first images taken of the comet show it traveling through space.

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The comet was first observed in Jun. 2011 by the Pan-STARRS telescope (above) on Mount Haleakala, Hawaii.


Please give credit for this item to:
Science@NASA and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Cover image courtesy of European Southern Observatory
Comet image 1 courtesy of Michael Mattiazzo
Comet image 2 courtesy of Joseph Brimacombe/Coral Towers Observatory
Comet image 3 courtesy of Henry Hsieh/PS1SC
Telescope image courtesy of Rob Ratkowski

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