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Post by Rogue on Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:39 am

THE frosty green glow of a comet has suddenly flared as it plummets towards our Sun, raising hopes it could become visible in daytime skies.

PanSTARRS C/2017 S3 is a newcomer.

It was only discovered last year.

Skywatchers dubbed it something of a ‘wildcard’. And it’s starting to live up to expectations.

It suddenly flared some 16-times brighter than it had been on July 2. This is because it has been warmed to the tipping-point necessary for an eruption of previously frozen gas.

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