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The only photo of Comet Lovejoy you need to see this week

Dropping the jaws of skywatchers worldwide is this photograph of Comet Lovejoy as it passes by Earth. Taken by amateur photographer Gerald Rhemann, the photo shows the comet leaving an incredible trail of ice and gas in its wake.

Chance to spy Comet Lovejoy after comet ISON fizzles out

Kailua - Following the disappointment of Comet ISON, whose icy consistency melted away after its 730,000-mile brush with the sun, sky-watchers have the chance to catch a glimpse of Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) as it makes its solar approach.

Comet Lovejoy survives 'death dive' into Sun's corona

Comet Lovejoy plunged into the Sun's corona at about 7 p.m. ET, on December 15. NASA scientists have announced that the comet survived the "death plunge" defying predictions that it would be completely vapourised.
 

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Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) captured by the Subaru Telescope s Suprime-Cam on December 3  2013 (Hawaii...
Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) captured by the Subaru Telescope's Suprime-Cam on December 3, 2013 (Hawaii Standard Time) showing the comet's distinctive tail.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
A mosaic photo of Comet Lovejoy zooming through space
A mosaic photo of Comet Lovejoy zooming through space
Via Gerald Rhemann
The structures surrounding the nucleus of the Comet Lovejoy  shaped like a butternut squash  capture...
The structures surrounding the nucleus of the Comet Lovejoy, shaped like a butternut squash, captured by FOCAS mounted on the Subaru Telescope in the early morning of Oct 31, 2013
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

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