A Comet Last Seen By The Ancient Egyptians Is Visible Over Texas Right Now

Comets aren’t often visible to we Earthlings, so it’s a special occasion any time one graces our atmosphere with its presence. Until the end of next month, an especially rare comet will pass right by our home planet — one that only does so every 5,000 years. That means humanity hasn’t seen it since ancient Egyptian times, and it’s visible over Texas. Here are the facts:

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Click here to learn more about Comet ATLAS. Have you spotted this rare comet yet? If not, will you try to catch a glimpse on the day it comes closest to Earth next month? Let us know your thoughts, and check out our previous article to see where you can marvel at the night sky year-round: Over 2,000 Stars Are Visible To The Naked Eye At Big Bend National Park In Texas.

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