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AMERICA TOLD OF NEW COMET BY HARVARD OBSERVATORY

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Discovery of the first comet on record since 1933, which was sighted Tuesday ninth at the Union Observatory in Johannesburg, South Africa, was announced to the North American continent yesterday by the Harvard Observatory. The message was related to Cambridge from Copenhagen.

Although several comets are usually seen each year, none were discovered in 1934, according to Observatory officials. The new comet is described as "Fairly bright," but is too faint to be distinguished by the naked eye. It s of the tenth magnitude, and is located 90 degrees away from the sun and minus 51 degrees in declination. Although at present it may be observed only in the southern hemisphere and as far north as the Georgia-Florida boundary line, it is moving steadily northward at the rate of approximately one degree per day.

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