A comet will whizz by earth this month so close you may be able to see it in once in a 1,000 year event 


An object called C/2016 U1 was detected by the NEOWISE project.

The massive space rock will whizz by earth on January 14th and it will whizz by so close that astronomers are saying that it could be visible through a standard pair of binoculars.

Experts say that by the time we see the object in the southwestern sky, it will no longer pose a threat to earth.

The object will pass by earth at a stance of 32million miles which some scientists say in terms of space measurements, is not far at all.

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NASA said the comet”has a good chance of becoming visible through a good pair of binoculars, although we can’t be sure because a comet’s brightness is notoriously unpredictable”

The comet will then head out to the far edge of the solar system in an orbit that lasts thousands of years.

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