I just love this image – feels very cosmic to me. 🙂

Speaking of cosmic, how about that Comet Ikeya Zhang? According to Sky & Telescope magazine, the comet is now bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye from very dark sites free of any light pollution. (in the northern hemisphere, at least) I was in Washington State when the Hale-Bopp comet came by. I remember driving around with friends Tom and Becky – we had pulled over to the side of the road for some reason (was it something about blackberry bushes?). Through the thin misty haze in the sky, we saw a bright blurry spot with a bright blurry tail – rather amazing. If the mountains here don’t get in the way, we certainly have a night sky free of ground light that will give us a good view of this comet too. I’m just, once again, wishing I had a telescope! Some day though! 🙂

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