Comet, historical image

Comet, historical image

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Comet. Historical image showing the head of a comet as viewed on 30th June 1861. The rotating core produced the shell-like figures, with some bright spots that are larger ice boulders leaving the comet.

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Keywords: 1800s, 1861, 19th century, 30 june, 30/06/1861, 30th, astronomical, astronomical body, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, black and white, black-and-white, comet, cometary, core, head, historical, history, monochrome, nucleus, orbit, orbiting, planetary science, solar system, space

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