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Comet Neowise and X-wing
Xavier Mascareñas/The Sacramento Bee; Comet Neowise streaks across the northwestern sky shortly after sunset Tuesday, July 14, 2020, seen past a wooden replica X-wing fighter from “Star Wars” in Jayson and Jennifer Lamoree’s garden at home on County Road 20 in Woodland. The comet was first spotted using the Near-Earth Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) space telescope in March. The homemade spacecraft, built by volunteers from Calvary Baptist Church in Woodland, helped secure a win as part of a float in the 2019 Woodland Holiday Parade. Instead of being disassembled and discarded, Jayson Lamoree asked to keep it in his front yard.