Naked-eye comet visits Earth for 1st time since Neanderthals in 2023

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Discover a piece of history that’s been hibernating for 50,000 years! C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is a newly discovered comet that could be visible to the naked eye from Earth in early 2023. Scientists believe that the last time it was this close to Earth was during the Upper Paleolithic period, which means the comet could have been seen by early humans and Neanderthals. Look out for the comet in the Camelopardalis constellation during its close pass, and keep an eye out for its greenish coma and faint cometary tail. Read full article here

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