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Old 29-04-2020, 06:06 PM
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comet shooting past tonight - 29th April

Was I the only one again that heard channel 7 news say there is a comet shooting past tonight - 29th April ???
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Old 29-04-2020, 06:20 PM
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Yep, apparently around 7:56pm, possibly near venus. I read this earlier today on the ninemsn site.
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Old 29-04-2020, 06:39 PM
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Yep, apparently around 7:56pm, possibly near venus. I read this earlier today on the ninemsn site.

its a pity we wont be able to see it with the Heavy Rain - wonder if the Hubble telescope is able to capture it ?? or does the Hubble telescope not exist any.
I start googling now for it !
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Sorry there is no comet
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Old 29-04-2020, 07:13 PM
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I wonder if the news is about 1998 OR2 which is an asteroid predicted to fly past Earth 4 million miles away--about 16 times farther than the Moon, according to Spaceweather?

It is currently (8:13pm) at an Altitude of 84 degrees in Hydra, at Mag 10.9 as I track it in The Sky X Pro.

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I wonder if the news is about 1998 OR2 which is an asteroid predicted to fly past Earth 4 million miles away--about 16 times farther than the Moon, according to Spaceweather?

It is currently (8:13pm) at an Altitude of 84 degrees in Hydra, at Mag 10.9 as I track it in The Sky X Pro.

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Yep that's it . I just found the article https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
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