Thursday, 14 November 2013

Astronomy Scrapbook Friday November 15th 2013

Comet ISON suffers an outburst today,(Thursday November 14th). In the last couple of days the comet has increased by about 2 magnitudes making it just visible to the naked eye.


On This Day
November 15th 1738

William Herschel was born this day. He became famous for discovering the planet Uranus in 1781, he also undertook a survey of the galaxy making many discoveries.





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