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According to ( , the comet can be spotted in the eastern horizon at around 10:46 pm EDT.
Comet 289P/Blanpain was discovered from France in 1819 when it made a close approach to the Earth and suffered an outburst.
The G tells us that the comet was discovered in the first half of April (January = A+B; February = C+D; March = E+F; April = G+H; and so on).
Before Rosetta got close to Comet 67P, scientists weren't sure what shape the comet was.
Rosetta launched in 2004 and spent 10 years in space before arriving at comet 67P last August (SN: 9/6/14, p.
Comet C/ISON was discovered in September 2012 when it was farther away from the Sun than Jupiter, and was already active at such a great distance.
The dust and debris form a tail along the direction of the orbit of the comet while the gas tail always points away from the Sun.
The recently discovered object, known as comet ISON, is due to fly within 1.2 mln miles (1.9 mln km) from the center of the sun on November 28, 2013 said astronomer Donald Yeomans, head of NASA's Near Earth Object Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
Designated C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy), it was discovered on 27 November 2011 by amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy of Thornlands, Queensland, during a comet survey using a 20 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, fitted with a CCD camera.
This particular comet is thought to have its origins in the Oort Cloud with aphelion at 63,600 AU, but after its passage through the inner solar system, would have been perturbed by planetary encounters into an 11,800 year orbit with a semi-major axis of 518 AU.