Comet 252P LINEAR Soars Into Predawn View This Week

Boston MA (SPX) Mar 25, 2016

Astronomers who scan the skies for returning comets are often disappointed. Sometimes these icy visitors from the fringes of our planetary system end up being much fainter than predicted.

And sometimes the opposite happens. Comet LINEAR (formally designated 252P), now in Earth’s general vicinity, started brightening abruptly a few weeks ago and has become more than 100 times brighter than —> Read More