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31 Jan 97

A new comet is coming! Comet Hyakutake made a great show last year. Comet Hale-Bopp (named after its discoverers) promises to be even brighter later this spring. It is currently a faint morning star, visible (with binoculars) low in the East just before sunrise. But before Christmas, it was an evening star, visible low in the West just after sunset. How can this comet jump from one side of the night to the other in just a month? Comets are fast, but not that fast!

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Marc Kummel / mkummel@rain.org