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Save The Date: Star Wars Shaped Comet To Be Visible For Us On Earth

A comet uniquely shaped like Han Solo’s ship, the Millennium Falcon, is due to swerve near Earth this spring, and if the weather cooperates, Star Wars fans won’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to catch a glimpse of it. Per NBC News, Comet 12/P Pons-Brooks is on its 71-year orbit around the sun, and come June 2, it will be within viewing distance for the first time since 1954. The “horns” of gas and ice trailing on both sides of the comet have altered its shape (more metal star-gazers may liken those horns to a devil shape, inspiring some astronomers to nickname it the “devil’s comet”).