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Hubble captured this view of comet 46P/Wirtanen on Dec. 13, 2018. Credits: NASA, ESA, D. Bodewits (Auburn University) and J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute)

Hubble Telescopes Captures a Look of the Brightest Comet of Christmas 2018

Hubble Telescopes Captures a Look of the Brightest Comet of Christmas 2018 As the brilliant comet 46P/Wirtanen streaked across the sky, NASA telescopes caught it on camera from multiple angles. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope photographed comet 46P/Wirtanen on Dec. 13, when the comet was 7.4 million miles (12 million kilometers)…

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Comet_46P_Wirtanen By Stub Mandrel - In my garden using a tracking telescope and DSLRPreviously published: https://tinyurl.com/stargazerslounge, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59371943

We have a Christmas comet: how to spot 2018’s interplanetary bauble

We have a Christmas comet: how to spot 2018’s interplanetary bauble Comet 46P/Wirtanen captured on November 15 this year using the remote iTelescope (Siding Springs Observatory, Australia). Flickr/Victor R Ruiz, CC BY Jake Clark, University of Southern Queensland We’re in for a pre-Christmas treat this weekend, as the cosmos entertains…

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Comet Hale-Bopp has a blue ion tail as well as a curved dust tail. Astronomy For Beginners, Andy Roberts, CC

You may not even need a telescope to see Comet 46P/Wirtanen in the night sky this month

You may not even need a telescope to see Comet 46P/Wirtanen in the night sky this month A comet-gazing opportunity to close out the year. I MAKE PHOTO 17/Shutterstock.com Shannon Schmoll, Michigan State University As comets blaze across the night sky, they can bring wonder and excitement to those watching…

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Geminid Meteor Shower 2017 Over El Centro From Dos Cabezas in the Anza-Borrego Desert. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Geminids meteor shower: an astrophysicist on what to look out for

Geminids meteor shower: an astrophysicist on what to look out for A spectacular display. Shutterstock. Samantha Rolfe, University of Hertfordshire The Geminids meteor shower peaks on the mornings of December 13 and 14, 2018 – but if you look up any time there’s a clear night sky up until December…

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