Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Mr. Gore, We've Arranged Transportation...": Green Comet Approaches Earth

From SpaceDaily:
In 1996, a 7-year-old boy in China bent over the eyepiece of a small telescope and saw something that would change his life--a comet of flamboyant beauty, bright and puffy with an active tail....MORE

Comet Lulin, named after the observatory in Taiwan where the discovery-photo was taken, is now approaching Earth. "It is a green beauty that could become visible to the naked eye any day now," says Ye. For larger version of this picture please go here.