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The comet PanSTARRS will be bright and visible in our skies until March 18 this week. panstarrs-comet-over-las-vegas-20130312-222151-940In this photo, PanSTARRS is above and just to the right of the tower’s antenna. Binoculars are recommended to catch the comet, which will be faintly visible on evenings this week, around sunset. This comet will not return in our lifetimes  because the orbit it takes around the sun is thought to take 106,000 years. PanSTARRS is now at its closest to Earth and being lit up brightly by the light of the Sun.

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