Maybe The Mayans Were Off By A Year

Science Recorder:

A massive two-mile-wide comet will be visible from Earth in late 2013, possibly appearing brighter than the moon during November and December, according to astronomers.

The comet, discovered by amateur Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok, is among the brightest comets ever identified. According to NASA, the comet is currently falling toward the Sun from between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn. In early October 2013 it will pass near Mars — where NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover will snap a photo.

The recently discovered object, known as comet ISON, will pass within 1.2 million miles (1.9 million km) from the center of the sun on November 28, 2013, according to astronomer Donald Yeomans, head of NASA’s Near Earth Object Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.”

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One Response to Maybe The Mayans Were Off By A Year

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    I am thrilled at the prospect of a bright comet this year. Astronomical events like this are exciting because they make it evident that the heavens aren’t a static canvas. There is a lot going on up there.

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