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Another Comet


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Iv been reading about the following story about an amateur astronomer discovering a comet


Terry Lovejoy from Queensland has discovered his 3rd comet - a sungrazing comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy), which is due to smash into the Sun around December 15. What makes it even more special, is that it's extremely rare for sungrazing comets to be discovered from ground-based telescopes! Congrats Terry!

Here's the IceInSpace thread discussing it: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/12/04/amateur-astronomer-discovers-sungrazing-comet/

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