APOD – 3/13/13: Comet Pan-STARRS

This majestic scene captures the Comet Pan-STARRS setting to the left of the very thin crescent moon.   Recently, the comet has made an appearance in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere and can...

March 13, 2013

Comet Pan-STARRS

  This year is going to be a very busy year for comets. Everyone is eagerly awaiting comet ISON later this year, but that is going to be our third visit by a comet this year alone!   Our...

March 8, 2013

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