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"Cyanide-releasing green comet visible this weekend"

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    "A NEW COMET displaying a vivid green colour is set to pass earth this weekend and will be visible to Irish star gazers.

    The comet, which was only discovered in March, will pass within 50 million miles of our own planet, roughly half the distance to the Sun.

    This is also about as close as our nearest neighboring planets Mars and Venus ever get.

    According to measurements taken on Wednesday, the comet is over 100,000 miles wide. This makes it fifteen times wider than Earth."

    Comet Jacques, named after its Brazilian discoverer, is made up of tenuous gas and is not expected to affect the Earth. Its trademark green colour comes from cyanide released by the comet.

    http://www.thejournal.ie/comet-jacques-ireland-st-patricks-day-weekend-1632804-Aug2014/


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