Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

There's a comet over Lewis County and you just might see it!

 

Pete Noblin

Comet NEOWISE zipping through the sky

Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE began to pass over Lewis County this past week, and Photographer Pete Noblin was there to catch it on camera.

The comet was first spotted by NASA on March 27, 2020, while they were conducting a Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission. NASA spotted the comet using two infrared channels, which are sensitive to heat signatures given off by the object as the Sun started to heat it up.

NASA defined comets as "cosmic snowballs of frozen gas, rock and dust that orbit the sun. When frozen, they are the size of a small town. When a comet's or...



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