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Stargazers could be in for a treat tonight as a spectacular double-tailed green comet flashes past Earth.
There is nothing to be concerned about: the celestial body, named 'Lulin', comes no closer than 38 million miles - or 160 times farther than the moon.
But the Jupiter-sized ball of ice and gas will still be visible to the naked eye.
The stellar traveller is very active, shedding nearly 800 gallons of water each second on its journey around the Sun. That's enough liquid to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in less than 15 minutes.
this appears to be Lulin's first visit to the inner solar system and its first exposure to intense sunlight.
Lulin's green color comes from the gases that make up its Jupiter-sized atmosphere.