Newly Discovered Comet Could Be 'One Of The Brightest In History'

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Two Russian astronomers have discovered a comet that may be brighter than the full moon when it becomes visible at the end of 2013.  The two-mile wide comet is currently about 615 million miles from Earth, sitting between Saturn and Jupiter.

As it gets closer to the sun, it will get even brighter.

If the comet is able to survive the sun’s intense radiation it may become “one of the brightest in history,” astronomer Raminder Singh Samra tells Andre Fazekas of National Geographic

If the mass of ice and rocks makes it, skygazers should be able to see the superbright comet in late November.  

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