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Ccmet ISON - the Great Comet of 2013?

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Seems cool. Hopefully, we'll get something to look at. I haven't seen a comet since Hale-Bopp in '97.

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We'll see. They don't have a very good prediction record on comets.

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Hubble took a pic

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Nice picture. I hope it looks like that from Earth in November.

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Hale-Bopp was ****en AWESOME. Can't wait for this.

Any info on long it will take to pass by Earth, like how long we will be able to see it ?

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Seems cool. Hopefully, we'll get something to look at. I haven't seen a comet since Hale-Bopp in '97.

Same here, Dot. I was disappointed because I missed this latest one...it was just too far on the horizon for me to see it from where I live. Too many houses/trees/buildings. I was disappointed. Hale-Bopp, though...I'll never forget that!! (Y)

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Hale-Bopp was a great one.

Hale-Bopp was ****en AWESOME. Can't wait for this.

Any info on long it will take to pass by Earth, like how long we will be able to see it ?

I think we'll get a solid couple of weeks in Nov?

Another awesome fact is that this thing will pass nearly a million miles from the Sun traveling at, wait for it, over 400,000mph. It's going to be hauling serious ass..teroid (ok bad joke I know!). It might even be going so fast that it's orbit will be hyperbolic, meaning it will make one appearance and then leave the solar system forever. Neat eh?

I'm really hoping this one comes to life as I'm hankerin' for a good comet. I saw a very very faint PANNSTARS a few weeks ago but it was meh. My kids were like "wow... so exciting *yawn* " lol.

I hope this one makes their jaws drop. :D

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