Death of a comet and meteors from Orion

From Spaceweather:

SUNDIVING COMET: A newly-discovered comet is plunging toward the sun for a close encounter it probably will not survive.  The comet is too deep in the sun’s glare for human eyes to pick out, but it is showing up nicely in coronagraph images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for latest movies.

ORIONID METEOR SHOWER:  Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, and this is causing the annual Orionid meteor shower.  Bright moonlight is reducing the number of visible meteors; nevertheless, sky watchers are reporting some bright Orionids.  The best time to look is during the hours before local dawn on Thursday, Oct. 21st, and again on Friday, Oct. 22nd.   Check http://spaceweather.com for a sky map and more information.

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One Response to Death of a comet and meteors from Orion

  1. teomatteo says:

    Oldest Galaxy Found: http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20101020/US.SCI.Oldest.Galaxy/

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