The hunt for a hairy star …

  • Article by: PETER M. LESCHAK
  • Updated: January 11, 2014 - 4:44 PM

… and the beauty of not knowing if you saw it. A meditation on uncertainty, as occasioned by a comet.

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luzhishenJan. 12, 1411:32 AM

Excellent article. I tried with similar results,but was able to clearly see comet Lovejoy which was higher in the sky.

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ciamanJan. 12, 14 8:42 PM

Nice article! But stars will die just like us only on a bigger and longer time of existance. The one good thing is that I know that I have seen a UFO in 1971, spring of that year. And seeing that and knowing that they have found us, instead of us finding them, gives me some nice feelings that at least we and they do exist among the stars. I no longer need to watch shows about "Are we along?". The one I and my girlfriend saw in Anoka was on a golf course, no light on such courses at night and both of us watched it sail right over our heads. No wings of any kind and no noise and no motor and no lights. The shape? Like a big Cigar tapered on both ends. About 1/4 of a mile above us. I am satisfied that someone else has found a way to get from one star to another.

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northguy7Jan. 13, 14 5:20 AM

Wonderful article. Astronomy has always humbled me and at the same time made me grateful to be aware and take it all in.

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luzhishenJan. 13, 1411:20 AM

"The one good thing is that I know that I have seen a UFO in 1971, spring of that year" I actually know a former forward air control pilot who saw a similar phenomenon at the same time, a very credible source. That was in NY.

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