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Started 10/6/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 32219 views.
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1/26/20

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2/8/20

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

2/8/20

i am not going to hold my breath!

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

2/8/20

Wow what an achievement! hope she is well.

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2/12/20

Di (amina046)

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Mar-23

BerrySteph

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Apr-6

Di (amina046) said:

A comet called Atlas is currently heading toward the sun, and it just might put on a really good show in a couple of months. Discovered last December by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert system in Hawaii (thus the name ATLAS for the comet), the comet has been growing much brighter than experts had predicted. If it manages to hold its shape as it moves nearer to the sun, it could grow...

Comet ATLAS may put on quite a show

Comet's trajectory in the sky with 7-day markers. Credit: Tomruen/CC BY-SA 4.0/Wikimedia Commons

MARCH 23, 2020 - A comet called Atlas is currently heading toward the sun, and it just might put on a really good show in a couple of months. Discovered last December by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert system in Hawaii (thus the name C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) for the comet), the comet has been growing much brighter than experts had predicted. If it manages to hold its shape as it moves nearer to the sun, it could grow brighter than Venus.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Apr-12

katiek2

From: katiek2

Apr-12

I wanted to fly, I wanted to be an astronaut, even now, reading your post, I feel a deep down, gut sadness that I did not.  I was raised around jets, from our back yard could hear those engines roaring as they were being tested.  Our little farm was under direct flight path from the air force base where dad was a jet mechanic and he would identify each plane as it flew overhead.  Many years later, I was privileged to be part of the team that manufactured the SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engines).  My husband, our son and I were all involved in the space program in different capacities.  

Sorry again for TMI - one of your esteemed contributors would jeer at my "earth shattering news", but I would go now if I could.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Apr-13

That sounds fantastic!

Were you there for any of the launches?

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