Science: Milkman's Comet

The brightest comet of 1948 was visible this week, but only early birds and milkmen got a good look at it: the comet could be seen only for a short time before dawn. In the north temperate zone its rising tail appeared above the southeastern horizon just ahead of the sun. The best view was from a hilltop away from bright city lights.

Official discoverer of the new comet was Professor John Paraskevopoulos of Harvard's observatory near Bloemfontein, South Africa, who reported his find on Nov. 7. Other southern hemisphere astronomers spotted it about...

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