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“Once in a Civilization” Comet to Zip past Earth Next Year | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network October 6, 2012

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“Once in a Civilization” Comet to Zip past Earth Next Year | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network.

Amateur astronomers have been complaining for a couple years now that we’re due for a good comet.  Recently discovered comet  C/2012 S1 (ISON) could turn out to be the best thing since 1680!

Of coure, a few other recent comets have fizzled out disappointingly.

Want to observe it? You’ve got a little over a year to get ready for what planetary scientists will be the best show. In the meantime, grab yourself a pair of binoculars and a nice book about learning to observe (try one by by David Levy or Timothy Ferris.) Then, even if it fizzles, you’ll still find something amazing!

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