Thursday, 7 August 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Thursday August 7th 2014

Comet McNaught

On August 7th 2006 Rob McNaught observing from Siding Springs observatory in Australia discovered what was the become the brightest comet in 40 years. It would be observed for many months and as it became brighter it was called the Great Comet of 2007. It is believed that it will next return to the Earth in about 92,000 years.

Comet McNaught seen against an observatory in Australia

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