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    Comet Hale-Bopp (Credit: A. Dimai and D. Ghirardo) It was also called the Great Comet of 1997 and was a naked eye object for eighteen months. The comet was not only extremely bright, but also had two tails. Mona Evans, "Comets" www.bellaonline.c...

    THE LONG TAIL OF COMET LOVEJOY

    Comet ISON. Experienced observers put the comet's magntitude at +5.5 on Nov. 16th. This means it is now fully 10 times brighter than it was only three days ago before the outburst. In this telescopic view the tail is a riotous crowd of gaseous streamers stretching more than 3.5 degrees across the sky. (Credit: Waldemar Skorupa, Kahler Asten, Germany) Mona Evans, "Comets" www.bellaonline.c...

    What Is a Sun-grazing Comet? Sungrazers, at their closest to the Sun, are within 850,000 miles, sometimes much closers. The strong tidal forces destroy many of them. This 3-minute video gives a good explanation of what goes on. Mona Evans, "Comets" www.bellaonline.c...

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    Comet Lovejoy's Long Ion Tail in Taurus | by Amazing Sky Photography

    Finder chart for Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, during January 2015. The dates are in Universal Time; the ticks are at 0:00 UT (7 p.m. on the previous date Eastern Standard Time).

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    Wow! The milky way.

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    The Eye of Cosmos.... omg, incredible!!!

    Comet 2P/Encke. 2013-10-12. (Credit: D. Peach) Mona Evans, "Comets" www.bellaonline.c...

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    'Halley's Comet' & 'Enckee's Comet' from The Phenomena and Order of the Solar System, c. 1843.

    Why is Comet ISON green? Recent images of Comet ISON along with spectral data. (Credit and copyright: Chris Schur). The comet looks blue-green because some of the elements that surround its nucleus glow that color when heated. Mona Evans, "Comets" www.bellaonline.c...

    Halley's Comet, observed October 29, 1835. Observers noted the streams of vapor coming out of the comet. Mona Evans, "Halley's Comet" www.bellaonline.c...