HUGE fricking comet!


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lol nothing ever hits earth... the atmosphere and our poluted ozone will defend us :D besides, its got another 6 planets to go threw, and a few moons before it gets close to earth :p

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Heh, cool, seems my astronomy simulator (Starry Night Pro 4.5) works right then :)

Didn't know about this, but noticed it yesterday...

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A cool thing about it is that you can watch the sky from any celestial body you wish... Mars, Moon, Pluto, another star, a nebula, you name it ;) You can also travel to anywhere in its database; hundreds of thousands of objects. You can e.g. watch Earth from a moon on Mars or whatever. :D Not trying to advertise it, I just find it to be a cool piece of software. Celestia is another one that's free, and not too bad either. ;) (although it doesn't have real time data, so not sure if it has this comet in its database)

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Heh, cool, seems my astronomy simulator (Starry Night Pro 4.5) works right then :)

Didn't know about this, but noticed it yesterday...

Attaching a screenshot... (color depth lowered to 8 bits)

A cool thing about it is that you can watch the sky from any celestial body you wish... Mars, Moon, Pluto, another star, a nebula, you name it ;) You can also travel to anywhere in its database; hundreds of thousands of objects. You can e.g. watch Earth from a moon on Mars or whatever. :D Not trying to advertise it, I just find it to be a cool piece of software. Celestia is another one that's free, and not too bad either. ;) (although it doesn't have real time data, so not sure if it has this comet in its database)

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Thats awesome!!! Is that program free?

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Ouch, googled it myself, sorry for asking such a stupid question. :$

Who the hell pays $199USD for that? =)

I guess I'll try one of the free ones he suggested ;)

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Their site clearly states "Advanced software for the serious astronomer," not "cheap software for the kid that wants to play around." I think that's well priced for professional science software.

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Their site clearly states "Advanced software for the serious astronomer," not "cheap software for the kid that wants to play around." I think that's well priced for professional science software.

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I would pay for it

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Their site clearly states "Advanced software for the serious astronomer," not "cheap software for the kid that wants to play around." I think that's well priced for professional science software.

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Oh, you're right, my bad. Sorry :$

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