Comet PanSTARRS

Comet PanSTARRS

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Credit: LUIS ARGERICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Comet PanSTARRS in the night sky. 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. This comet was discovered in June 2011 with the Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii. It reached perihelion on 10 March 2013. Photographed from Argentina on 13 February 2013.

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Keywords: 1, 13 february 2013, 2013, approaching, astronomical, astronomy, before perihelion, c/2011 l4, comet, comet panstarrs, cometary, dust tail, february, gas tail, ion tail, night sky, one, single, solar system, southern hemisphere, space, tail

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