>Erupting Comet Holmes
Here’s a cool shot from the Astronomy Picture of the Day:
“Explanation: What’s happened to Comet Holmes? A normally docile comet discovered over 100 years ago, Comet 17P/Holmes suddenly became nearly one million times brighter last week, possibly over just a few hours. In astronomical terms, the comet brightened from magnitude 17, only visible through a good telescope, to magnitude 3, becoming visible with the unaided eye.”
I searched for Comets and found that they are the Bad Boys of Astronomy.
They have been blamed for everything from the Demise of the Dinosaurs, War, Pestilence and Fall of Nations to the last Ice Age.
On the Bright Side, some people believe that a Comet was actually The Star of Bethlehem.
A Telescopic View of Erupting Comet Holmes
UPDATE: It’s getting Brighter.