|7/4/2012 12:30am, LHC announces 5 sigma 126.5 GeV Higg's Boson - it's been discovered officially|
|7/2/2012 Tevatron scoups LHC, Higg's Boson found (@125 GeV)!!! LHC Announcement follows on July 4, 2012|
|6/5/2012: The Transit of Venus photos...|
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|Image randomly chosen from Astronomy Picture Of The Day
March 25, 1996
of Comet Hyakutake taken the night of March 21/22 in Illinois,
USA shows the enormous tail that has already developed. The silhouette on
the right is a foreground tree, and the superposed green circle on the left
shows the size of the full moon. Today
makes its closest approach to the
Earth. As the comet moves into the inner
Solar System, it will pass the
Earth at about 40
times the distance of our
is not the closest a comet has
ever come, though. As recently as 1983
came three times closer than Hyakutake, and in 1770 Comet Lexell got yet
twice closer than that!
Asteroids - usually less massive than
frequently whiz by inside the
Moon's orbit, with
doing so far in this decade. In the distant past,
asteroids have even
struck the Earth.
is much brighter now than Comet IRAS-Araki-Alcock ever got, and in fact is
the brightest since Comet West in 1976.
Comet Hyakutake will be easily visible all
Latest Comet Hyakutake images:
Crni Vrh Observatory,
NASA's Night of