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Comet Neowise in the sky. It won't be back for 6,800 years.

Comet Neowise appears over Mount Washington in the night sky as seen from Dee Wright Observatory on McKenzie Pass east of Springfield, Ore., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. According to NASA the lower tail, which appears broad and fuzzy, is the dust tail created when dust lifts off the surface of the comet's nucleus and trails behind the comet in its orbit. The upper tail is the ion tail, which is made up of gases that have been ionized by losing electrons in the sun's intense light. AP
Comet Neowise appears over Mount Washington in the night sky as seen from Dee Wright Observatory on McKenzie Pass east of Springfield, Ore., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. According to NASA the lower tail, which appears broad and fuzzy, is the dust tail created when dust lifts off the surface of the comet's nucleus and trails behind the comet in its orbit. The upper tail is the ion tail, which is made up of gases that have been ionized by losing electrons in the sun's intense light. AP
The comet Neowise or C/2020 F3 is be seen before sunrise over the Allg'u landscape, in Bad W'rishofen, Bavaria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. AP
The comet Neowise or C/2020 F3 is be seen before sunrise over the Allg'u landscape, in Bad W'rishofen, Bavaria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. AP
Comet NEOWISE, upper left, is seen before sunrise over Washington, Sunday, July 12, 2020. AP
Comet NEOWISE, upper left, is seen before sunrise over Washington, Sunday, July 12, 2020. AP
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above clouds over the Buschberg mountain in Puerstendorf, Austria, 12 July 2020. It passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above clouds over the Buschberg mountain in Puerstendorf, Austria, 12 July 2020. It passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral, in Prague, Czech Republic, 13 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral, in Prague, Czech Republic, 13 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
 A stork stands on a power lines pillar as the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is seen in the sky above the village of Kreva, some 100 km northwest of Minsk, early on July 13, 2020. AFP
A stork stands on a power lines pillar as the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is seen in the sky above the village of Kreva, some 100 km northwest of Minsk, early on July 13, 2020. AFP
Comet NEOWISE is seen in the night sky. The retrograde comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was discovered on March 27, 2020, using the NEOWISE infrared space telescope. TASS
Comet NEOWISE is seen in the night sky. The retrograde comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was discovered on March 27, 2020, using the NEOWISE infrared space telescope. TASS
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen before sunrise over Balatonmariafurdo, Hungary, 14 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen before sunrise over Balatonmariafurdo, Hungary, 14 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
 The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen at dawn over Balatonmariafurdo, Hungary, 14 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen at dawn over Balatonmariafurdo, Hungary, 14 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
 The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky from the 'Puerto del Viento' mountain pass (1190 metres/3904 feet altitude) at dawn in Ronda, southern Spain, July 15, 2020. Reuters
The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky from the 'Puerto del Viento' mountain pass (1190 metres/3904 feet altitude) at dawn in Ronda, southern Spain, July 15, 2020. Reuters
Comet Neowise streaks across the night sky over Wolf Lake in Brimson, Minn., Tuesday night, July 14, 2020. Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise is a bright comet that only passes close enough for viewing on Earth once every 6,800 years or so. AP
Comet Neowise streaks across the night sky over Wolf Lake in Brimson, Minn., Tuesday night, July 14, 2020. Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise is a bright comet that only passes close enough for viewing on Earth once every 6,800 years or so. AP
A picture taken on July 15, 2020 shows the C/2020 F3 comet (L), also known as 'NEOWISE', and the green laser beam used by the Haute-Provence Observatory to point celestial objects for studies and researches (C), with an old windmill in the foreground in Saint-Michel-L'Observatoire, southern France. AF[
A picture taken on July 15, 2020 shows the C/2020 F3 comet (L), also known as 'NEOWISE', and the green laser beam used by the Haute-Provence Observatory to point celestial objects for studies and researches (C), with an old windmill in the foreground in Saint-Michel-L'Observatoire, southern France. AF[
The comet Neowise, or C/2020 F3, is seen in the evening sky above the artwork titled: 'Seven Magic Mountains' by artist Ugo Rondinone, Thursday, July 16, 2020, near Jean, Nev., south of Las Vegas. AP
The comet Neowise, or C/2020 F3, is seen in the evening sky above the artwork titled: 'Seven Magic Mountains' by artist Ugo Rondinone, Thursday, July 16, 2020, near Jean, Nev., south of Las Vegas. AP
The comet Neowise is seen in the night sky in Vastra Hamnen, in Malmo, Sweden, Friday, July 17, 2020. AP
The comet Neowise is seen in the night sky in Vastra Hamnen, in Malmo, Sweden, Friday, July 17, 2020. AP
The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky behind St Mark's Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification near the village of Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta July 12, 2020. Reuters
The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky behind St Mark's Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification near the village of Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta July 12, 2020. Reuters
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above a sunflower field near Grafensulz, Austria, 17 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July.  EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above a sunflower field near Grafensulz, Austria, 17 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The comet Neowise can be seen from a 19th century one-room schoolhouse at the Tallgrass National Prairie Preserve near Strong City, Arc., Friday night, July 17, 2020. The comet will still be visible in the northwest sky for the next few nights. AP
The comet Neowise can be seen from a 19th century one-room schoolhouse at the Tallgrass National Prairie Preserve near Strong City, Arc., Friday night, July 17, 2020. The comet will still be visible in the northwest sky for the next few nights. AP
A handout picture made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows Comet NEOWISE (short for C/2020 F3 NEOWISE) viewed from the International Space Station (ISS) on 05 July 2020 (issued 18 July 2020). EPA
A handout picture made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows Comet NEOWISE (short for C/2020 F3 NEOWISE) viewed from the International Space Station (ISS) on 05 July 2020 (issued 18 July 2020). EPA
The Neowise Comet streaks across the northwestern skies over the Walla Walla, Wash., Friday night, July 17, 2020. According to NASA comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust. When a comet's orbit brings it close to the sun, it heats up and spews dust and gases into a giant glowing head larger than most planets. AP
The Neowise Comet streaks across the northwestern skies over the Walla Walla, Wash., Friday night, July 17, 2020. According to NASA comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust. When a comet's orbit brings it close to the sun, it heats up and spews dust and gases into a giant glowing head larger than most planets. AP
Comet Neowise appears over Mount Washington in the night sky as seen from Dee Wright Observatory on McKenzie Pass east of Springfield, Ore., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. According to NASA the lower tail, which appears broad and fuzzy, is the dust tail created when dust lifts off the surface of the comet's nucleus and trails behind the comet in its orbit. The upper tail is the ion tail, which is made up of gases that have been ionized by losing electrons in the sun's intense light. AP
Comet Neowise appears over Mount Washington in the night sky as seen from Dee Wright Observatory on McKenzie Pass east of Springfield, Ore., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. According to NASA the lower tail, which appears broad and fuzzy, is the dust tail created when dust lifts off the surface of the comet's nucleus and trails behind the comet in its orbit. The upper tail is the ion tail, which is made up of gases that have been ionized by losing electrons in the sun's intense light. AP
The comet Neowise or C/2020 F3 is be seen before sunrise over the Allg'u landscape, in Bad W'rishofen, Bavaria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. AP
The comet Neowise or C/2020 F3 is be seen before sunrise over the Allg'u landscape, in Bad W'rishofen, Bavaria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. AP
Comet NEOWISE, upper left, is seen before sunrise over Washington, Sunday, July 12, 2020. AP
Comet NEOWISE, upper left, is seen before sunrise over Washington, Sunday, July 12, 2020. AP
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above clouds over the Buschberg mountain in Puerstendorf, Austria, 12 July 2020. It passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above clouds over the Buschberg mountain in Puerstendorf, Austria, 12 July 2020. It passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral, in Prague, Czech Republic, 13 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral, in Prague, Czech Republic, 13 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
 A stork stands on a power lines pillar as the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is seen in the sky above the village of Kreva, some 100 km northwest of Minsk, early on July 13, 2020. AFP
A stork stands on a power lines pillar as the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is seen in the sky above the village of Kreva, some 100 km northwest of Minsk, early on July 13, 2020. AFP
Comet NEOWISE is seen in the night sky. The retrograde comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was discovered on March 27, 2020, using the NEOWISE infrared space telescope. TASS
Comet NEOWISE is seen in the night sky. The retrograde comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was discovered on March 27, 2020, using the NEOWISE infrared space telescope. TASS
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen before sunrise over Balatonmariafurdo, Hungary, 14 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen before sunrise over Balatonmariafurdo, Hungary, 14 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
 The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen at dawn over Balatonmariafurdo, Hungary, 14 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen at dawn over Balatonmariafurdo, Hungary, 14 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
 The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky from the 'Puerto del Viento' mountain pass (1190 metres/3904 feet altitude) at dawn in Ronda, southern Spain, July 15, 2020. Reuters
The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky from the 'Puerto del Viento' mountain pass (1190 metres/3904 feet altitude) at dawn in Ronda, southern Spain, July 15, 2020. Reuters
Comet Neowise streaks across the night sky over Wolf Lake in Brimson, Minn., Tuesday night, July 14, 2020. Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise is a bright comet that only passes close enough for viewing on Earth once every 6,800 years or so. AP
Comet Neowise streaks across the night sky over Wolf Lake in Brimson, Minn., Tuesday night, July 14, 2020. Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise is a bright comet that only passes close enough for viewing on Earth once every 6,800 years or so. AP
A picture taken on July 15, 2020 shows the C/2020 F3 comet (L), also known as 'NEOWISE', and the green laser beam used by the Haute-Provence Observatory to point celestial objects for studies and researches (C), with an old windmill in the foreground in Saint-Michel-L'Observatoire, southern France. AF[
A picture taken on July 15, 2020 shows the C/2020 F3 comet (L), also known as 'NEOWISE', and the green laser beam used by the Haute-Provence Observatory to point celestial objects for studies and researches (C), with an old windmill in the foreground in Saint-Michel-L'Observatoire, southern France. AF[
The comet Neowise, or C/2020 F3, is seen in the evening sky above the artwork titled: 'Seven Magic Mountains' by artist Ugo Rondinone, Thursday, July 16, 2020, near Jean, Nev., south of Las Vegas. AP
The comet Neowise, or C/2020 F3, is seen in the evening sky above the artwork titled: 'Seven Magic Mountains' by artist Ugo Rondinone, Thursday, July 16, 2020, near Jean, Nev., south of Las Vegas. AP
The comet Neowise is seen in the night sky in Vastra Hamnen, in Malmo, Sweden, Friday, July 17, 2020. AP
The comet Neowise is seen in the night sky in Vastra Hamnen, in Malmo, Sweden, Friday, July 17, 2020. AP
The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky behind St Mark's Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification near the village of Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta July 12, 2020. Reuters
The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky behind St Mark's Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification near the village of Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta July 12, 2020. Reuters
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above a sunflower field near Grafensulz, Austria, 17 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July.  EPA
The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above a sunflower field near Grafensulz, Austria, 17 July 2020. The comet passed closest to the Sun on 03 July and its closest approach to Earth will occur on 23 July. EPA
The comet Neowise can be seen from a 19th century one-room schoolhouse at the Tallgrass National Prairie Preserve near Strong City, Arc., Friday night, July 17, 2020. The comet will still be visible in the northwest sky for the next few nights. AP
The comet Neowise can be seen from a 19th century one-room schoolhouse at the Tallgrass National Prairie Preserve near Strong City, Arc., Friday night, July 17, 2020. The comet will still be visible in the northwest sky for the next few nights. AP
A handout picture made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows Comet NEOWISE (short for C/2020 F3 NEOWISE) viewed from the International Space Station (ISS) on 05 July 2020 (issued 18 July 2020). EPA
A handout picture made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows Comet NEOWISE (short for C/2020 F3 NEOWISE) viewed from the International Space Station (ISS) on 05 July 2020 (issued 18 July 2020). EPA
The Neowise Comet streaks across the northwestern skies over the Walla Walla, Wash., Friday night, July 17, 2020. According to NASA comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust. When a comet's orbit brings it close to the sun, it heats up and spews dust and gases into a giant glowing head larger than most planets. AP
The Neowise Comet streaks across the northwestern skies over the Walla Walla, Wash., Friday night, July 17, 2020. According to NASA comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust. When a comet's orbit brings it close to the sun, it heats up and spews dust and gases into a giant glowing head larger than most planets. AP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr

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