Space News – Comet 8P/Tuttle

Posted: December 29, 2007 in Astronomy
After a 13.6 year absence, Comet 8P/Tuttle is once again traveling through the inner solar system.

On Jan. 1 and 2, 2008, it makes its closest approach to Earth; only 24 million miles away. The emerald-colored comet will brighten to a predicted magnitude of 5.8, visible to the unaided eye from dark-sky sites and a fine target for backyard telescopes anywhere.

You can get more information from www.spaceweather.com

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