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Rare comet streaks across our sky

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" and a meteor are seen behind Ghajn Tuffieha Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification, at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Malta, July 20.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" and a meteor are seen behind Ghajn Tuffieha Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification, at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Malta, July 20.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" and a meteor are seen behind Ghajn Tuffieha Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification, at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Malta, July 20.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky behind a tree in Mies near Lausanne, Switzerland, July 19. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse  

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky behind a tree in Mies near Lausanne, Switzerland, July 19. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse  

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky behind a tree in Mies near Lausanne, Switzerland, July 19. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse  
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The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky over Ortenbourg castle, near Scherwiller, France, July 20. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann  

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky over Ortenbourg castle, near Scherwiller, France, July 20. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann  

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky over Ortenbourg castle, near Scherwiller, France, July 20. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann  
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The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky over Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North sculpture in Gateshead, Britain, July 19. REUTERS/Lee Smith

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky over Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North sculpture in Gateshead, Britain, July 19. REUTERS/Lee Smith

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky over Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North sculpture in Gateshead, Britain, July 19. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky from the "Puerto del Viento" mountain pass at dawn in Ronda, southern Spain, July 15.  
 REUTERS/Jon Nazca

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky from the "Puerto del Viento" mountain pass at dawn in Ronda, southern Spain, July 15. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" is seen in the sky from the "Puerto del Viento" mountain pass at dawn in Ronda, southern Spain, July 15. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky behind St Mark's Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification in Malta, July 12.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi  

The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky behind St Mark's Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification in Malta, July 12.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi  

The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky behind St Mark's Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification in Malta, July 12.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi  
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The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen from outside the Maltese village of Bahar ic-Caghaq, July 12. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen from outside the Maltese village of Bahar ic-Caghaq, July 12. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen from outside the Maltese village of Bahar ic-Caghaq, July 12. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky behind the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy, July 13.  
 REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky behind the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy, July 13. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The Comet C/2020 or 'Neowise' is seen in the sky behind the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy, July 13. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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The Comet C/2020 F3, also as 'Neowise', is seen in the sky over Montlucon, France, July 8. Firmin Boyon/via REUTERS

The Comet C/2020 F3, also as 'Neowise', is seen in the sky over Montlucon, France, July 8. Firmin Boyon/via REUTERS

The Comet C/2020 F3, also as 'Neowise', is seen in the sky over Montlucon, France, July 8. Firmin Boyon/via REUTERS
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A person looks at the Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky over Ballintoy, Britain, July 8. Nightskyhunter. com/via REUTERS

A person looks at the Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky over Ballintoy, Britain, July 8. Nightskyhunter. com/via REUTERS

A person looks at the Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky over Ballintoy, Britain, July 8. Nightskyhunter. com/via REUTERS
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The Comet "Neowise" in the sky over Nayoro, Hokkaido, Japan, July 11.   Nayoro Observatory via REUTERS

The Comet "Neowise" in the sky over Nayoro, Hokkaido, Japan, July 11. Nayoro Observatory via REUTERS

The Comet "Neowise" in the sky over Nayoro, Hokkaido, Japan, July 11. Nayoro Observatory via REUTERS
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The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky over Valletta's Grand Harbour in Malta, July 11.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi    

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky over Valletta's Grand Harbour in Malta, July 11.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi    

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky over Valletta's Grand Harbour in Malta, July 11.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi    
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The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky over Kaysville, Utah, July 12. Bryce Bird/via REUTERS

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky over Kaysville, Utah, July 12. Bryce Bird/via REUTERS

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky over Kaysville, Utah, July 12. Bryce Bird/via REUTERS
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The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky behind St Mark's Tower in Malta, July 12.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky behind St Mark's Tower in Malta, July 12.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" in the sky behind St Mark's Tower in Malta, July 12.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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