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TO RETURN IN 7,00 YEARS

 

 

— Comet Neowise — the brightest comet visible from the Northern Hemisphere in a quarter-century — is captured in this photo taken from one of the new overlooks atop Pine Mountain near Whitesburg on Sunday night. The photo was captured by Letcher County photographer Joshua Bentley. The Associated Press says NASA’s Neowise infrared space telescope discovered the comet in March. Scientists say the comet is about 3 miles across. Its nucleus is covered with sooty material dating back to the origin of our solar system 4.6 billion years ago. It will be about 7,000 years before it returns. (Photo by Joshua Bentley)

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