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Thursday, February 21, 2008


Congratulations Comet Al!

Congratulations Comet Al! He has discovered his first STEREO comet! In fact, this may be the first comet that has been discovered exclusively in the STEREO Secchi imagers, rather than via SOHO. The faint dot just above the arrow is the comet. It is one of the Kreutz family of sun grazer comets. You can see an animation of the comet here (warning 3Mb file). Off to the bottom left-hand side is also an asteroid, see if you can find it.

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