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Originally from: SpaceWeather.com <spaceweather@...
Original Subject: The Crumbling Comet LINEAR A2
Original Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 15:07:01 -0500
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Space Weather News for May 2, 2001
Yesterday astronomers reported that the nucleus of comet C/2001 A2
(LINEAR) has apparently split in two. This icy visitor from the outer
solar system is growing in brightness as it approaches the Sun and could
soon become a faint naked-eye object. Sky watchers with modest telescopes
or binoculars can spot the fuzzy fragmenting comet near the feet of Orion
after sunset. The comet is rapidly gliding toward southern skies, so
southern hemisphere observers will enjoy the best views in the days and
For more information please visit http://www.spaceweather.com
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