Saturday, January 13, 2007


Bright comet to pass over Australia

`The most spectacular comet in 40 years, named after the Australian astronomer who discovered it, will streak through the southern hemisphere over the next month.

Clear skies permitting, McNaught’s Comet will reveal itself against the western horizon at sunset, beginning on Saturday. [..]

It has already appeared in the northern hemisphere and will be visible for up to one month but will burn brightest on Monday evening, fellow ANU astronomer Paul Francis said.’

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