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Finding a comet: the backstory
On 4 February, the Teide Observatory Tenerife Asteroid Survey (TOTAS) team was credited with discovering comet P/2014 C1, named ‘TOTAS’ (there's a report today in the main ESA website). If you're not an astronomer, you may have the perception that such discoveries are made by intrepid star gazers, huddled around…