Head Held High, Comet Lovejoy Does the Polar Plunge

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy on May 7 with its emerald coma and faint gas tail. Lovejoy is currently around magnitude +7.5 and slowly fading. Credit: Rolando Ligustri

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy on May 7 with its emerald coma and faint gas tail. Lovejoy is currently around magnitude +7.5 and slowly fading. Credit: Rolando Ligustri

Lots of towns hold a polar plunge fundraising event in the winter. Duluth, Minnesota’s version, where participants jump in Lake Superior every February, might just be the coldest. Comet Lovejoy’s a season behind, but sure enough, it’s following suite, diving deep into the dark waters of the north celestial pole this month. (…)
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