Comet approaching the Sun

Comet approaching the Sun

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Caption: Comet approaching the Sun. From the distant reaches of the solar system, a comet (left) approaches the Sun (upper centre). Comets are icy bodies from the outer solar system that boil and form a bright tail of gas and dust as they approach the Sun.

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