5:37 am
Tue March 12, 2013

It's Your First And Last Chance To See This Comet

An image of the Pan-STARRS comet taken from Australia. The comet will be visible from the US for the next few weeks.
Credit Chris_Samuel/Flickr--Creative Commons

A comet named Pan-STARRS is visiting our part of the solar system and will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere for a couple of weeks.

The comet was discovered in June 2011 by a team of observers in Hawaii while doing a routine sweep of the sky and they named the comet after the telescope they were using.

Greg Novacek, director of the Lake Afton Observatory, says hopeful observers should look west.

"They’ll see the very think crescent moon just slightly south of due west," says Novacke. "And the comet will be just slightly to the south of the crescent moon.”

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5:32 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Top Morning News 3.12.13

Mental health advocates to rally at Statehouse; House committee makes cuts in their version of budget; New comet to appear in US sky.

Mental Health Advocates To Rally At Statehouse

Mental health advocates will rally in Topeka this week for increased state funding for services.

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