Comet PanSTARRS

Comet PanSTARRS

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Credit: LUIS ARGERICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Comet PanSTARRS at sunset. 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 Chascomus, Argentina, on 5 March 2013.

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