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‘Devil comet' is about to make its closest approach of Earth

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An unusual horned comet, nicknamed the ‘devil comet,’ will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday. While the comet hasn’t been visible in the Northern Hemisphere since early May, those in the Southern Hemisphere may have a chance to see it through binoculars or a telescope. The shape of the comet, often compared to the Millennium Falcon from ‘Star Wars’ when active, is still a mystery to scientists. Observing the comet could provide insights into its nature and behavior, as it only passes by Earth once every 71 years. The comet is estimated to be between 6.2 to 12.4 miles in diameter and has been exhibiting intriguing behavior over the past months, causing it to have a horned appearance.