Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Green Comet

No, I'm not making this up - it comes from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory website. The comet's green color comes from ionized cyanogen and carbon gasses emit radiation in the green wavelengths - a green comet. JPL scientists believe this is the first time this comet entered the inner solar system. Tonight will be the best night to view the comet (through binoculars) when it's 38 million miles away. It will be visible in the southeast in late evening below the planet Saturn (see image above). A green comet? Who would have thought?

PS - I don't care what anyone says. Pluto is STILL a planet. -- I just thought I'd slip that in.

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