Russian astronomer discovers new comet

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 15:11

Moscow: Russian amateur astronomer Artyom Novichonok, a student of Petrozavodsk university, has discovered a new comet, website Astronet said.
The comet is the first comet discovered from Russian territory since 1989.

Novichonok`s discovery was confirmed by the International Astronomical Union, the comet being designated P/2011 R3 (Novichonok), the Ka-Dar Observatory, where Novichonok made his discovery, said on its website.

Novichonok discovered the comet on six images taken in September.

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First Published: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 15:11

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