Far Out Five

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Rochus Hess Comet ISON (click on pic for biggie size)

Comets fascinate me. 
Chinese astronomers have records on comets, including observations of Halley’s Comet, going back to at least 240 BC.  Often thought to be portents of doom and gloom, pheasant or broom stars signify CHANGE.  Differing types of comets were said to deliver different omens.


Comets are MESSENGERS from the outer reaches of space.
Most comets are believed to originate from the Oort Cloud far beyond the orbit of Pluto.
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