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(MLive.com)   Giant Comet is now visible in the sky, here's how to see it, giantmeteor will be to the right telling dad jokes   (mlive.com) divider line
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2022-06-30 11:20:18 PM  
Why was the vegan comet so upset?

Because after it hit the atmosphere it became a little meteor
 
2022-06-30 11:21:52 PM  
Did you hear what NASA said about the asteroid?
"No comet"
 
2022-06-30 11:23:07 PM  
What do you call it when someone is being polite in space?

Comet courtesy
 
2022-06-30 11:47:25 PM  
I saw that comet that appeared a couple of years ago - through binoculars.
Nothing like Hale-Bopp lighting up the western sky.
Like for 6 weeks there was this weird streak across the sky.
 
2022-06-30 11:50:47 PM  
I met an astronomer who had great street smarts. You could say he had comet sense.
 
2022-07-01 12:03:35 AM  
Why wouldn't the moon marry the planet? It couldn't comet
 
2022-07-01 12:06:35 AM  
If it isn't on S&T forgetaboutit
 
2022-07-01 1:38:11 AM  
OMG. We're Doomed.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a40448785/comet-c-2017-k2-swinging-by-earth/

At 172 miles from Earth and nearing, Comet K2 can already be seen through small telescopes.
 
2022-07-01 2:23:32 AM  

optikeye: OMG. We're Doomed.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a40448785/comet-c-2017-k2-swinging-by-earth/

At 172 miles from Earth and nearing, Comet K2 can already be seen through small telescopes.


And through toilet paper tubes.
 
2022-07-01 2:42:34 AM  
1/28/1986

Q: What does NASA stand for?
A: Need Another Seven Astronauts
 
2022-07-01 4:13:57 AM  
Why are comets always out at night?

They do so much ice it trails behind them.
 
2022-07-01 5:41:07 AM  

optikeye: OMG. We're Doomed.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a40448785/comet-c-2017-k2-swinging-by-earth/

At 172 miles from Earth and nearing, Comet K2 can already be seen through small telescopes.


That's a pretty egregious error.
 
2022-07-01 5:51:19 AM  

optikeye: OMG. We're Doomed.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a40448785/comet-c-2017-k2-swinging-by-earth/

At 172 miles from Earth and nearing, Comet K2 can already be seen through small telescopes.


Break out the guns... IT'S COMING RIGHT AT US!
 
2022-07-01 7:36:52 AM  
What an actual comet looks like. Can you see it?
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-07-01 9:12:08 AM  

wearsmanyhats: optikeye: OMG. We're Doomed.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a40448785/comet-c-2017-k2-swinging-by-earth/

At 172 miles from Earth and nearing, Comet K2 can already be seen through small telescopes.

That's a pretty egregious error.


Not as egregious as this oldie but goodie.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-07-01 9:33:15 AM  

Stephen_Falken: 1/28/1986

Q: What does NASA stand for?
A: Need Another Seven Astronauts


Woof
 
2022-07-01 10:25:30 AM  

IgG4: What an actual comet looks like. Can you see it?[Fark user image 850x637]


And the comet in your image is hundreds of times brighter than comet-c-2017-k2 will be on July 14.

Article failed to give a detailed map or ephemeris. Ain't nobody gonna see this comet except experienced amateur astronomers...
 
2022-07-01 10:34:21 AM  
Step 1: Move to Eastern Oregon for clear skies.
Step 2: Ignore step 1.
 
2022-07-01 12:42:50 PM  

cnocnanrionnag: IgG4: What an actual comet looks like. Can you see it?[Fark user image 850x637]

And the comet in your image is hundreds of times brighter than comet-c-2017-k2 will be on July 14.

Article failed to give a detailed map or ephemeris. Ain't nobody gonna see this comet except experienced amateur astronomers...


My thoughts as well.
 
2022-07-01 12:45:59 PM  
Another sky tease, REFUSING to end it all.

Thanks for nothing, asshole.
 
2022-07-01 1:00:37 PM  
The comet was discovered soon after it passed Uranus.
 
2022-07-01 5:05:00 PM  

Stephen_Falken: 1/28/1986

Q: What does NASA stand for?
A: Need Another Seven Astronauts


Too soon.
 
2022-07-01 5:05:46 PM  

lilbjorn: The comet was discovered soon after it passed Uranus.


At least it wasn't discovered in passing of Uranus.   Remember, chew thoroughly.
 
2022-07-01 5:47:22 PM  

cnocnanrionnag: IgG4: What an actual comet looks like. Can you see it?[Fark user image 850x637]

And the comet in your image is hundreds of times brighter than comet-c-2017-k2 will be on July 14.

Article failed to give a detailed map or ephemeris. Ain't nobody gonna see this comet except experienced amateur astronomers...


Seen it already; it's very diffuse at this point, although the nucleus was pretty obvious.

Finder chart for the next month, for those familiar with Ophiuchus.
 
2022-07-01 5:48:38 PM  
It'll be right on top of M10 on the 15th. Should make for some spectacular astrophotos.
 
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