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    A newly discovered comet may be visible in November 2013 brighter than the Full Moon, and visible in the daytime!
    It's a long time away, so stay tuned as the orbit becomes better defined.

    New comet might blaze brighter than the full Moon

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    Oh no! Something new for the doom-mongers to latch on to when the world doesn't end this year...

    Or:

    Wow! That should be really impressive. Can't wait!


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    Cool! I will be seriously looking forward to seeing this comet since I negleted seeing Haley's comet and the other one in the last decade. If that bright, this one will be a lot better anyway.

    The following is another "great" idea for the "doom mongers:"

    We didn't find this comet until this month, according to the article. This comet will be closest to the Earth maybe late 2013. This is only a year or so, notice for us. Therefore another comet or asteroid of equal size or bigger, could sneak up on us before we could send Bruce Willis, with his crew, off to nuke it before impact.

    Personally I'd like to see a big comet or asteroid hitting Venus on its inward path causing a nuclear type winter there, and maybe speeding up its rotation in the "right direction," and maybe raining down oceans of water. The possible negative consequences concerning the Earth would be super fun for the doom mongers also, before and after impacting Venus.
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    I just hope it doesn't turn out to be another Comet Kohoutek
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    I just hope it doesn't turn out to be another Comet Kohoutek
    Kohoutek, was billed as the comet of the century. More like the comet of the decade since I think it was the only one. They said it could be seen at night with the naked eye so I forgot my binoculars and missed it.
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