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Bright Comet ISON (click to enlarge)
 
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Bright Comet ISON
Date: 19 Nov 2013

Comet ISON shines brightly in this image taken on the morning of 19 Nov. 2013. This is a 10-second exposure taken with the Marshall Space Flight Center 20" telescope in New Mexico. The camera there is black and white, but the smaller field of view allows for a better "zoom in" on the comet's coma, which is essentially the head of the comet.

Credit: NASA/MSFC/MEO/Cameron McCarty




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