NASA's NearEarth Object WideField Infrared Survey Explorer, or
NEOWISE, found it's first comet since coming out of hiberation, Comet
C/2014 C3 (NEOWISE). Yeah, not a very spectacular name. This
neverbeforeseen comet is a real weirdo, say astronomers! This
particular comet has a retrograde orbit, meaning that it orbits the Sun in
the opposite way that Earth and the other planets do. NASA brought
NEOWISE out of retirement to help with the effort to identifiy potentially
hazardous objects that are near to Earth.