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(EarthSky)   Coming to a solar system near you in December: Comet Leonard   (earthsky.org) divider line
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2021-12-01 3:57:26 PM  
"First, we take Manhatten. Then we take on space!"
 
2021-12-01 4:00:08 PM  
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2021-12-01 4:00:45 PM  
Dr. Sheldon Cooper unavailable for comment, due to meltdown and tantrum.
 
2021-12-01 4:10:57 PM  
Meh, let me know when we reach Comet Leonard: Part Six.
 
2021-12-01 4:17:55 PM  
Comet Leonard?  Marginally better than Hamner-Brown I guess.
 
2021-12-01 4:19:21 PM  
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2021-12-01 6:38:10 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Dr. Sheldon Cooper unavailable for comment, due to meltdown and tantrum.


Sadly, unavailable for comment.

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2021-12-01 7:02:24 PM  
Sigh. Now I feel sad that I slacked off building my telescope. On the otherhand, it's been totally cloudy by me.
 
2021-12-01 7:03:10 PM  
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/Is it volatizing alcohol off its surface?
 
2021-12-01 7:08:18 PM  
Maybe we should just leave Leonard alone...

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2021-12-01 7:18:08 PM  
So far, the brightness prediction is on track, and if the forward-scattering model (green curve) is correct it could be quite impressive.

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2021-12-01 7:38:53 PM  
Everybody Knows
 
2021-12-01 7:59:46 PM  
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2021-12-01 9:25:03 PM  
They call it the breeze
It keeps blowing down the road
 
2021-12-01 9:28:08 PM  
Arc to Arcturus, spike to Spica.
 
2021-12-01 9:57:39 PM  
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2021-12-01 10:35:21 PM  
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2021-12-02 8:36:12 AM  
Shouldn't it be accompanied by Comet Bubba?
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