Whipple Denies Report Of Newly Found Comet
Reports emanating from the Boston Globe to the effect that the Harvard Observatory had discovered a new comet were denied last night by Fred L. Whipple, lecturer on astronomy and tutor in the department of asronomy.
Whipple explained that although the celestial wanderer which he discovered last December had been acting queerly, it was still the same old comet. Observatories in England have reported that the body has been much brighter than its supposed orbit would indicate, but Whipple professed ignorance of the subject. The comet is rather small, as comets go, with a tail approximately one million miles in length, but could be seen with ordinary field glasses on a clear night.