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Comet ISON Grows Wings; Comet Lovejoy, a Fountain

by Bob King November 18, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Wonderful photos of Comets ISON and Lovejoy with their swollen comas and developing tails ¬†have appeared on these pages, but recently, amateur and professional astronomers have probed deeper to discover fascinating dust structures emanating from their very cores. Most comets possess […]

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Keeping up with Comet PANSTARRS through the end of March

by Bob King March 20, 2013

Wow – what an image! Michael Jaeger’s photo of Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on March 19 resembles those taken by the orbiting Stereo-B spacecraft. Check out this video (and the one below) to see what I mean. Most¬† observers using binoculars and telescopes are seeing the comet’s head, bright false nucleus and a single plume-like […]

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