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May be spectacular, despite just being a big lump of rocky stuff, or may break up and fizzle out when it gets near the sun.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/11 ... 36637.html

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If the light emitted when it approaches the sun can be analysed then it could give valuable information on the creation of the solar system and give clues as to why we have so much water here on planet earth.

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Yeah looking forward to this. May even try and get a pic :)

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Duck and cover, looks like another one of Scott's links coming to a site near you.

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diatribe wrote:Duck and cover, looks like another one of Scott's links coming to a site near you.


In space, noone can hear you scream :hyenas:

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bet it's cloudy here all the time its here

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Comet now rounding the sun, will it survive ?

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Great old Film. :) :)

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Reports seem to suggest that it has disintegrated.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25143861

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Yup just heard that. Bit of a bummer really. Was hoping to try some sky photography :)

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smeggypants wrote:Yup just heard that. Bit of a bummer really. Was hoping to try some sky photography :)


You're in luck. Nigella will be out tomorrow morning to cover December's line of credit.

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