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A new comet, C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), is falling into the inner solar system. Early predictions suggested it would be bright enough to be a naked eye comet, and maybe even a daytime comet. Recently, however, the comet appears to be breaking up, so early expectations are unlikely to be met.

Still, Comet ATLAS (provisional name) is of great interest, especially to observers with telescopes who can record the story of this inner solar system visitor. This page provides some background information on comets in general and this comet in particular. We welcome submissions and information from observers who may have images or pertinent observations.
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Comet ATLAS Path

What is a comet? Learn more with All Space Considered's Dr. Laura Danly.

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