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Wild 2 as seen from Earth ground observations. Credit: NASA
Comet Wild 2
Wild 2 as seen from Earth ground observations. Credit: NASA
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Comet Hale-Bopp over San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, AZ. Credit: NASA.
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp over San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, AZ. Credit: NASA
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Comet Hale-Bopp near Flagstaff, AZ taken passing over Shoemaker-Levy Observing Dome.
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp near Flagstaff, AZ taken passing over Shoemaker-Levy Observing Dome.
Credit: NASA
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Comet in Visible and Infrared (Artist’s rendition). Credit: Spitzer.
Comet Wild 2
Comet in Visible and Infrared (Artist’s rendition). Credit: Spitzer
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Comet Hyakutake shoots across a starlit sky
Comet Hyakutake
Comet Hyakutake. Credit: NASA
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Comet Halley blazes across a starry blue sky
Comet Halley
Comet Halley. Credit: ESA/Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research
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Comet Hale Bopp leaves bright tail over Joshua Tree
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp seen from Joshua Tree, California. Credit: NASA
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Comet West streaks towards horizon
Comet West
Comet West. Credit: Unknown
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Comet Wild 2 with golden glow
Comet Wild 2
The nucleus of Comet Wild 2 as seen by the Stardust spacecraft. Credit: NASA
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Comet Tempel 1 outgassing brilliantly
Comet Tempel 1
Comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA’s Deep Impact mission in 2004. Credit: NASA
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Comet Ikeya-Seki's tail arcs across the horizon
Comet Ikeya-Seki
Comet Ikeya-Seki 1965F, Credit: Unknown
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Halley's Comet in a hazy, blue image
Halley's Comet
View of nucleus of Halley’s Comet. Credit: NASA
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Comet Hale-Bopp outgassing violet and blue gasses
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp. Credit: NASA
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