Comet Lovejoy Grows Visible To The Unaided Eye

Credit: Comet Lovejoy
HOUSTON – Now visible to the unaided eye shortly after sunset, Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, will pass closest to the Earth on Jan. 7. Discovered last August by the amateur Australian astronomer Terry Lovejoy, the comet will reach perihelion, or its closest distance from the Sun, on Jan. 30, before...

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