Comet Lulin and Saturn

Comet Lulin and Saturn

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Credit: J-P METSAVAINIO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Comet Lulin (right) and Saturn (left). The comet was near conjunction with Saturn on 23 February 2009. Unusually Lulin orbits the Sun in a clockwise direction, unlike the planets and most other bodies.

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Keywords: 2009, 21st century, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, c/2007 n3, clockwise, coma, comet, cometary, lulin, night sky, non periodic, non-periodic, planet, saturn, solar system, space, telescope

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