Every day NASA posts a new astronomy-related picture to their site. I am going to bring them to you in case you forget.
Today’s installment is another beautiful shot of the comet PanSTARRS, featuring a silhouette of what appears to be a father and his child in Massachusetts, USA.
Explanation: Have you seen the comet? As Comet PANSTARRS fades, careful observers — even with unaided eyes — should still be able to find the shedding ice ball on the westernhorizon just after sunset. Pictured above, Comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4) was pointed out from a hilltop last week on First Encounter Beach in Massachusetts, USA. The comet was discovered by — and is named for — the Pan-STARRS astronomical sky survey that discovered it. As the comet now recedes from both the Earth and the Sun, it will remain visible further into the night, although binoculars or a small telescope will soon to be needed to find it.
Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Cook