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Started by Dingo, October 10, 2023, 11:57:08 AM

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For the second time this year, a cryovolcanic eruption on Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks has expelled a cloud of debris in the shape of the Millennium Falcon.

It was weird enough the first it happened in July. Now, in October, scientists are confronted with the challenge of explaining how a comet can disguise itself as a Star Wars spaceship twice. Full story @

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Millennium Falcon ... LOL. These folks have a vivid imagination.  :rofl: 


I prefer "Millenium Falcon" to the "Devil Comet"...   :thumbdown:

I managed to see Comet 12P back in late April.  It was difficult to see in binoculars - a faint fuzzy blob in the twilight, with some clouds about, and hills to the west.

The following night, I looked again and knowing where to look was onto it pretty quickly.  I tried to show my wife, but the mozzies were pretty fierce.  (Maybe I shouldn't have said it was a faint fuzzy blob and hard to see...)

I managed to get a photo of it, but it's pretty rubbish.