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2/19/2009

Comet Lulin Update

Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3) is approaching Earth for a 38-million-mile close encounter on Feb. 24, 2009. At the moment it is glowing like a magnitude +5.5 star, dimly visible to the unaided eye and a fine target for binoculars and backyard telescopes. [full story]

Image: Arizona Sky Village Portal
Feb. 18, 2009. Photo by Jack Newton
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