Green Comet to Make Closest Approach this Week

Discovered early last year, Comet ZTF may become visible to the unaided eye. Credit: Jose Francisco Hernández/NASA APOD.

A green visitor is going to make its closest approach to Earth this week. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is visible in binoculars or a telescope from Canada and depending on what happens in the coming days, it may enter naked-eye visibility. Comets are notoriously difficult to predict, however, as luminosity (inherent brightness) depends on factors such as how much gas and dust streams off their surfaces, …

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After Years of Work, MLS CEO Steve Matier “Humbled” as Commercial Space Launch Approved in Canada

A map of the surrounding area in the Canso area of MLS facilities. Credit: Maritime Launch Services.

After the Government of Canada publicly announced last week it would support commercial space launch in Canada, Steve Matier, CEO of Maritime Launch Services (MLS) first comment to SpaceQ was that he was "sincerely humbled by what has started." In an interview with SpaceQ, Matier provided some context, a little of the backstory, and what's next. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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