Geek Fact for January 20th

In 1997, Comet Hale-Bopp crossed Mars’ orbit .

The comet is named for its discoverers. On July 23, 1995, an unusually bright comet outside of Jupiter’s orbit was discovered independently by Alan Hale, New Mexico and Thomas Bopp, Arizona.

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