Astronomy/Stargazer alert!! Comet/Asteriod view.
CHUCK BRAMLET (chuckb@AZTEC.ASU.EDU)
Mon, 25 Mar 1996 00:49:07 -0700
I haven't seen anything of this mentioned on the list, and I just found
out about it myself Friday night. The press isn't covering these two
events very well, at least that I've heard.
Comet Hyakutake is visible in the evenings just below the Big Dipper.
It will be the "fuzzy" bright star below the dipper end, that doesn't show
on the star locater charts. Per my information, it should be visible until
the latter part of April, when it disappears on it's way out of the Solar
System, not to be seen again for a mere 15000 years. Per the local paper,
it will be visible all night on Monday.
There is also a large asteroid or other body passing close to the earth
for the next several days. Unless I have my "wires crossed", it is the
_very_ bright object in the western sky, somewhat below the moon. If
anyone is really interested in this, check the sci.space heirarchy of
USENET for more information on this.
(No sig this time. Aztec dumped it. :(- )
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