[meteorite-list] The Crumbling Comet C/2001 A2 (LINEAR)

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:46:22 2004
Message-ID: <200105022135.OAA25549_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

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
weeks ahead.

For more information please visit http://www.spaceweather.com
Received on Wed 02 May 2001 05:35:29 PM PDT

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