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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Comet Pan-STARRS Shines in the Evening

Comet Pan-STARRS has survived its encounter with the sun and is now emerging from twilight in the sunset skies of the northern hemisphere. A NASA spacecraft monitoring the comet has beamed back pictures of a wild and ragged tail.

Comet PANSTARRS and the lunar crescent in an Arizona sunset, March 12, 2013. Credit: Chris Schur.

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