COMET APPROACHES EARTH: This week, a small green comet named
"45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova" (45P for short) is approaching Earth for
one of the closest comet flybys of the Space Age. On the nights around
Feb. 11th, Comet 45P will be an easy target for binoculars and small
telescopes, revealing itself in eyepieces as an emerald colored
fuzzball. Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com for sky maps and to
find out what makes this little comet so green.