Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (not really)

NOTE: Comets are always breaking up…they’re just more noticeable in the night sky!

Astronomy and Law

For the past several weeks, the Hergenrother comet has been breaking up during its most recent lap around the Sun.  Amateur and professional astronomers have been following the comet as it has been generating a series of impressive outbursts of cometary-dust material.

(Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/NOAO/Gemini)

“Comet Hergenrother is splitting apart,” said Rachel Stevenson from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “Using the National Optical Astronomy Observatory’s Gemini North Telescope on top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, we have resolved that the nucleus of the comet has separated into at least four distinct pieces resulting in a large increase in dust material in its coma.”

Because of this the comet’s coma (he nebulous envelope around the nucleus of a comet) has brightened considerably.

If you want to see or photograph the breakup of comet Hergenrother, it can be seen in area the constellations of Andromeda and Lacerta.


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Author: deWriterMD

In the fall of 1999, I was ordained as a metaphysical minister in the Order of Melchizedek, ordained by Reverend Dan Chesbro and became a member of the Sanctuary of the Beloved (New York). I studied further under Reverend Brown at the United Metaphysical Churches of America in Roanoke, Virginia, which had its origins in the Spiritualist Movement. I am also a Master Teacher of Sekhem Seichim Reiki with over eleven years of experience practicing and teaching Reiki. I have also given messages and ‘sermons’ at Arlington Metaphysical Chapel (Virginia), where I led adult study classes on a variety of esoteric topics. My online group, One with Spirit Meta-Journal Forum, has been going strong since early 2002. I'm also known for my Psychic Portraits, art from beyond the physical.

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