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After more than a 100 years in dormancy, Comet Holmes lights up the night sky. And in less than 24 hours, it got a million times brighter.

You had a chance to see it Wednesday night at the Laws Observatory of the MU Physics Building.

Astronomers think the comet broke up and exploded very far from the sun and that makes it visible for the naked eye.

"You have to know where to look, but once you've figured out where to look, you will see it," said Val Germann from the Central Missouri Astronomical Association.

If you haven't seen the comet yet, experts say it will be up in the sky for about six more weeks.

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