Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A Tale of the Tail of Comet NEOWISE

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Astronomy, Cosmology

Ed Hessler 

Wiki tells us that Comet NEOWISE is known as the brightest comet in the northern hemisphere since Hale-Bopp in 1997. 

The comet's astronomical name is C/2020 F3 but because it was first seen by the Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) in March 27, 2020 it was renamed.

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has a photograph of its gorgeous tail with an explanation.

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