Watch the skies!

I’ve just found an exploded comet.

Well, I didn’t find it as such, but I’ve managed to locate the romantically named Comet 17P/Holmes in the night sky. It’s not hard, as this thing is the size of Jupiter. It didn’t used to be, but it’s just exploded.

This news will probably (hopefully) get picked up by the media, but if it doesn’t, you can find this unique sight in the middle of the north-eastern bit of the sky around the latitude of the U.K.. It’s in the constellation of Perseus, that being just below Cassiopeia (the big w-shape almost overhead). Without binoculars it looks like a big fuzzy star. With them it looks like, well, an exploded comet. Apparently this comet has already exploded once, in 1892 (no, I don’t know how that works either).

As the youth of today are wont to say … kewl.

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