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Possible comet(s!) in early May!

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The new Sky & Telescope arrived yesterday, and it looks like we could be in for another rare astronomical treat in early May--two naked-eye comets visible simultaneously!

Of course, it's hard to predict which comets will be dazzling and which will be duds, but if things go well, we could see Comet LINEAR and Comet NEAT in the early evening skies on May 10th.

They won't be as bright as Hale-Bopp was, but they could be as bright as the previous naked-eye comet, Hyakutake, the year before, and brighter than the previous IRAS-Araki-Alcock.

More details as they develop...

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