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comet fifteen times brighter than the moon

Astronomers have discovered a new supercomet that will be fifteen times brighter than the moon when it crosses the night sky next year.

Calculations show that the celestial visitor could be dazzlingly bright in November 2013 and be easily visible in broad daylight as it rounds the Sun.

Comet ISON is so named because it was first spotted on photos taken by Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok from Russia using the International Scientific Optical Network telescope.

fredburks's picture

Great find!!! Thanks for posting that.