Comet PanSTARRS Soars Through Northern Hemisphere

Category: Technology / Mar 18, 2013 6:14PM EDT
Astronomy enthusiasts were hoping to get a glimpse of comet PanSTARRS flying through the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday as passengers boarded a commercial flight to see the comet as clouds covered it, making it difficult to see from the ground. Although the weather conditions weren't ideal on Saturday night, a group of German astronomy enthusiasts embarked on a two-hour plane trip to try and spot the comet at prices ranging from 399 euros. The last equally well visible comet was Hale Bopp in 1997, according to Reuters. (Video Source: REUTERS)