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The brightest comet of the year, Leonard, is approaching Earth. Here’s how to see it.


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Cosmic rarity: New image shows interstellar comet zooming past the sun

Cosmic rarity: New image shows interstellar comet zooming past the sunComet 2I/Borisov, only the second interstellar object ever spotted in our solar system, is racing through our celestial neighborhood at the "breathtaking" speed of 110,000 mph.



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NASA says a new comet is likely an 'interstellar visitor' from another star system — the second ever detected

NASA says a new comet is likely an 'interstellar visitor' from another star system — the second ever detectedIf the comet-like object has interstellar origins, "it's the next best thing to sending a probe to a different solar system," one astronomer said.



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Cigar-shaped interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua classified as comet

Cigar-shaped interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua classified as cometThe reddish cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted last year tumbling through space is a comet, scientists said on Wednesday, solving the mystery over how to classify the first interstellar object found passing through our solar system. ‘Oumuamua (pronounced oh-MOO-uh-MOO-uh) initially was pegged as a comet, but it lacks the tail of gas and dust characteristic of many comets, and some scientists argued that it was perhaps a dry asteroid. “It does not display any tail in any observation we obtained,” said astronomer Marco Micheli of the European Space Agency’s SSA-NEO Coordination Centre in Italy, who led the study, published in the journal Nature.



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The last thing comet probe Rosetta saw

The last thing comet probe Rosetta sawRobotic comet explorer Rosetta sent home a last-gasp photo of her target’s rocky facade before crashing into its surface to end a 12-year deep-space odyssey, ground controllers said Thursday. Almost a year to the day since Rosetta’s demise on September 30 last year, the European Space Agency (ESA) issued the fuzzy image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, pieced together from the final bursts of data relayed by the orbiter. The image of a one-square-metre (3.3 foot by 3.3 foot) section of comet presumed to be Rosetta’s boulder-strewn, dusty resting place, was taken from a distance of about 20 metres.



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Josh Groban waited for a show like ‘The Great Comet’ for Broadway debut

Josh Groban waited for a show like ‘The Great Comet’ for Broadway debut"Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" has been hailed as one of the most innovative musicals of the decade. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Tony nominated star Josh Groban about his debut as Pierre, and why he waited so long to do something on Broadway.



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