I need science geek help!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Duckie is working on a research paper on comets and unfortunately, the newest book from the library is from 1997. We need to find a website that will list the most recent comet seen from the earth with the naked eye, as well as the most recent seen from the northeast US. Maybe it's my head cold, but I can't find a thing. We even checked nasa.gov! Help!
     
  2. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

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  4. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

  5. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I'm an amateur astronomer - how can I help?
     
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Don't ask me! I'm still attempting to find the big dipper. :capitulate:
     
  7. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    You and me both! :rofl:
     
  8. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    I googled "recent comets" and found a list of websites......cometography.com was probably the most helpful, but not sure what all you needed.....hope it helps.....
     
  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I Googled "recent comets" and figured info from a university would be pretty good. Hope one of these has what you need for Duckie's report.

    cfa-www.harvard.edu
    space.newscientist.com
    csep10.phys.utk.edu
    www.astro.virginia.edu
     
  10. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Comets are being discovered all the time, it would be difficult to be sure the ones you find ARE the most recent. Most comets are found by amateur astronomers, because they swing the 'scope around the heavens much more, while professional astronomers tend to focus mostly on one spot.

    Here's hoping the websites listed already give you the answers you need.

    Are you SURE they want the most recent ones? Or just a write-up on comets in general? They are an interesting topic indeed.

    I don't have a functioning telescope at the moment (or the time) but husband & I are both 'into' astronomy. I was into astronomy almost from a toddler, some of the first books I read were about astronomy. And where we live now - we can fairly easily get away from Sydney's light pollution and see some amazing starscapes.

    Marg
     
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