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(Popular Mechanics)   "Popular Mechanics" magazine needs to subscribe to "Popular Proofreading" - article claims Comet C/2017 K2 is 172 MILES from Earth and Getting CLOSER   (popularmechanics.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Solar System, Sun, Jupiter, Oxygen, Planet, Comet C, Comet K2, Mercury  
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373 clicks; posted to STEM » and Main » on 30 Jun 2022 at 4:20 PM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-30 2:53:01 PM  
OK boomer. Proofreading is so sus. So cheugy.
 
2022-06-30 3:59:19 PM  
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2022-06-30 4:26:00 PM  
"OOOH, AAAH!"
 
2022-06-30 4:45:17 PM  
"The Comet C/2017 K2 was discovered in 2017, and at the time was the farthest comet from Earth."

Gonna need more qualifiers to make that statement true
 
2022-06-30 5:24:45 PM  
Boom today?

/Nice knowing you all.
 
2022-06-30 5:30:15 PM  
172 million miles.

Anim: "The Comet C/2017 K2 was discovered in 2017, and at the time was the farthest comet from Earth."

Gonna need more qualifiers to make that statement true


https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/large-comet-c-2017-k2-panstarrs-summer-2022/

Astronomers spotted this behemoth comet, about 100 times the size of a normal comet, when it was more than 2.7 billion miles (4.4 billion km) from the sun.

Although it appears to be a large comet, it will probably remain a telescope object because it will pass some 168 million miles (270 million km) from Earth. It should brighten to magnitude 8 or even 7, still too dim for the unaided eye. But you can easily spot an object of this magnitude in a small telescope. The darker the skies, the better the contrast will be.
 
2022-06-30 5:49:13 PM  
K2? Didn't turn out so good for this kid.
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2022-06-30 5:51:20 PM  

bingethinker: Proofreading is so sus.


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2022-06-30 5:52:07 PM  

flamark: [Fark user image 500x710]


So this summer, I'm going to page 568, how about you?
 
2022-06-30 6:01:47 PM  
I want to know how much time people save every year by typing "tho" instead of "though."
 
2022-06-30 6:40:53 PM  
All the crap that's been happening over the last few years and we still haven't had a decent portent. If this shiat isn't portent-worthy, what is? We need portents, damnit!
 
2022-06-30 9:29:24 PM  
If it were 172 miles away, by the time I finished typ
 
2022-06-30 9:50:44 PM  
"At 172 miles from Earth and nearing ..."

You are already dead.
 
2022-06-30 9:55:06 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: All the crap that's been happening over the last few years and we still haven't had a decent portent. If this shiat isn't portent-worthy, what is? We need portents, damnit!


Here you go:

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2022-06-30 9:56:30 PM  
I've seen how this one plays out.

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