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April 29, 2013
Comet of the Century Coming
Posted by Staff
Fox News reports:

The operators of the Hubble Space Telescope say the orbiting observatory has snapped photos of an approaching comet.

The Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute says the Comet Ison is being called the "comet of the century" because it could be brighter than the full moon when it makes its closest pass by the sun in late November.

The institute says the pictures taken earlier this month show the comet slightly inside of Jupiter's orbit, about 386 million miles from the sun. The institute serves as the science operations center for the Hubble.
04/29/13 7:43 AM
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