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Comet PANSTARRS will be distinguishable from the stars around it as you should be able to see its white dust tail. If you have access to binoculars, or even a telescope, it will be easiest to spot the comet with your own eyes after you have used them to be certain of its position. The comet's second tail, made of ionised gas and heading off in a slightly different direction to the dust tail, should also be visible through binoculars.

BBC News - Bright comet 'lighting sky' as it flies by Earth

Stunning Photos of Our Milky Way Galaxy (Gallery)

Comet 67P | The strange shape of 67P turned an already challenging prospect into an extremely daunting one | Image: ESA/Rosetta/Navcam

Philae comet lander: Sleep well little probe

Rosetta's comet sings a mysterious 'song' - Through some kind of interaction in the comet's environment, weak magnetic field seems to be oscillating at low frequencies (ESA/Rosetta/NavCam)

Comet Catalina Gerald Rhemann

Planets, Comets & Asteroids Category Runner Up: Comet Catalina, Gerald Rhemann

Southern Owl Nebula

Southern Owl Nebula: a planetary nebula located in the constellation Hydra. The European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope in Chile captured this image of the cosmic object.

For more than 4.5 billion years it hurtled through the outer reaches of space, a dirty snowball whose formation dates to the beginning of time itself. Last night, in the ultimate battle of fire versus ice, comet Ison reached the perihelion - when it is closest to the Sun - on a searing 845,000 mph journey that would either turn it into the “comet of the century” or a galactic goof.

Comet loses out in ultimate battle of fire versus ice

For more than billion years it hurtled through the outer reaches of space, a dirty snowball whose formation dates to the beginning of time itself. Last night, in the ultimate battle of fire.

Philae Attempts Comet Nucleus Landing

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Philae Attempts Comet Nucleus Landing

This new atlas features 30 proplyds, or protoplanetary discs, that were recently discovered in the majestic Orion Nebula using the Hubble Space Telescope.

This new atlas features 30 proplyds, or protoplanetary discs, that were recently discovered in the majestic Orion Nebula using the Hubble Space Telescope. - Credit: NASA/ESA and L.

Last night (March 12), Comet PANSTARRS was to the left of the young moon.  What happened?  The moon moved in orbit around Earth!  Photo by Russ Vallelunga in Phoenix, Arizona on March 12, 2013.

Comet PANSTARRS on March 2013 near the young moon. Photo by Russ Vallelunga in Phoenix, Arizona on March Remember, the camera captures what the eye cannot see.

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