Coming soon: Comet you can see without a telescope

December 31, 2014 4:12 PM

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Coming soon: Comet you can see without a telescope

In this photo provided by NASA, Comet ISON shows off its tail in this three-minute exposure taken on Nov. 19, 2013, using a 14-inch telescope located at the Marshall Space Flight Center. (AP Photo/NASA, Aaron Kingery)

Comets are basically like cats, a senior researcher at Johns Hopkins University tells the Christian Science Monitor: "They're very interesting, and they do what they want." That may explain that even though scientists didn't think Comet C/2014 Q2 (also known as Comet Lovejoy) would prove to be visib...

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