Jul 28, 2020

As Comet NEOWISE Fades Fast, A Halley-Type Comet Is Seen That May Peak During America’s Next Eclipse

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As the world tries to see and photograph Comet NEOWISE (or check-out this week’s extra-bright rings of Saturn), a comet similar to Halley’s comet—last seen in 1954—has been found by astronomers using a telescope in Arizona.

They’ve calculated that comet 12P/Pons-Brooks will return to the Solar System in April 2024—which is when a total solar eclipse will next be observable from Mexico, the US and Canada.

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