No joke: April Fools' Day comet will make closest pass to Earth on record - CBS News

April Fools' Day will be full of pranks and practical jokes, and one (very real) comet. Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak, now nicknamed the “April Fools' Day Comet,” circles the sun every 5.5 years, and it's in our vicinity this spring. The iconic ...and more »

Huge April Fools' Day Comet Will Make Closest Pass to Earth in History - (blog)

While most of us will be busy covering toilet seats with plastic wrap and filling donut boxes with vegetables this Saturday, a comet known as the 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák will flly the closest to Earth it's ever been. Don't believe us? We wouldn't ...and more »

There's a comet in the sky, but pollution won't let B'luru see it - Bangalore Mirror

Bengalureans will have a tough task having a glimpse of a once-in-a-decade comet that glows green when approaching the sun, and will offer a celestial treat from April 1 (when it is closest to earth at 21 million km) to April 3. This picture of the ...and more »

Look for a comet this weekend - (blog)

If you can catch a clear patch in the night sky this weekend, look for Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini_Kresak. It has been very busy in the office this week! And, that usually doesn't mean good things for astronomy. But, I think we need to take advantage of ...and more »

See the April Fools' Comet in Slooh Webcast Tonight -

Astrophotographer Chris Schur captured this view of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák on March 23, 2017 using a 10-inch Orion Astrograph telescope. Credit: Chris Schur/ A bright-green comet will make its closest ...and more »

April Fools' Day Comet will make its closest pass to Earth on record -- and that's no joke - AOL

A comet named 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák is set to make its closest flyby to Earth since it was originally discovered in 1858. The comet's tongue-twister of a name stems from the surnames of the three astronomers who separately discovered it -- Horace ...and more »

April Fools Day Comet to Wink at Earth in Closest Recorded Approach - Sputnik International

On April 1st, a comet almost a mile long will collide with Earth, creating a devastating impact that astronomers say will wipe out most life on the planet. April Fools! The comet will miss Earth by about 13.2 million miles at its closest approach – a ...and more »

'April Fools' Day comet' to mark closest flyby Saturday -

No foolin': A comet on Saturday will make its closest flyby of Earth since its 1858 discovery. Coming in close – relatively – at 13.2 million miles, Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák will be visible throughout the week to those willing to do a little ...and more »

April Fools' Comet Coming Close To Earth April 1 - International Business Times

There's a comet headed towards Earth for April Fools' Day, but there's nothing to worry about. While the comet will come as close as it ever has, it will still be a safe 13.2 million miles from the blue planet. The comet, called Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák ...and more »

No joke: Comet will be historically close to Earth on April 1 - RT

On April Fool's Day, the comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák will be at its closest to Earth since its discovery in 1858. The comet's path, in the far-northern sky, will track about 13.2 million miles away from Earth on April 1, a distance about 50 times ...and more »