COSMIC SNOWBALLS

I know we’ve had a bit of snow recently but not like the big dirty snowball that’s on its way to us now. Its official name is Comet Machholtz, after Don Macholtz the amateur astronomer from California who discovered it last August. “Dirty Snowball”? Yes basically that’s what they are made up of, ice and some rock When can I see it and Where? If you followed my advice and bought binoculars you’ll be able to see it just north of a small star cluster called the “Seven Sisters” or Pleiades, high in the southern sky at the moment,...

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