Subaru Telescope Observes Rapid Changes in a Comet’s Plasma Tail

Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 05, 2015

Images from a December 2013 observation of the comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) (Note 1) reveal clear details about rapidly changing activity in that comet’s plasma tail. To get this image, astronomers used Subaru Telescope’s wide-field prime-focus Suprime-Cam to zero in on 0.8 million kilometers of the comet’s plasma tail, which resulted in gaining precious knowledge regarding the extreme activity in —> Read More Here


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