Science: Tale of the Comet

Hidden from earthly view by the glare of the sun for the past few months, the recently discovered comet, Kohoutek, has now been "recaptured" by telescope. Astronomers are delighted with what they see: Kohoutek, which may be come the most spectacular comet of this century (TIME, June 4), has already begun to develop a fiery tail. The comet will become visible to the naked eye by early December, when it will appear in the morning sky. By early January, its tail—formed when the gases boiling off the comet are swept away from the sun...

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