Friday, January 9, 2009

"I Was Right About The Comet!"

Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3), discovered in 2007 by a collaborative team of Taiwanese and Chinese astronomers, is swinging around the sun and approaching Earth. The photogenic comet has a bright tail and an "anti-tail" visible in mid-sized backyard telescopes.  At closest approach in February, Comet Lulin is expected to brighten to naked-eye visibility.