two tails

7 December 2015
Astronomy

You've heard of 'two brains' Willetts (who never rose above the froth) but here we have a comet sporting two tails. 

     This is Comet Catalina. It has just rounded the Sun and is now striking away. Not heard a lot about this one but it is due to become visible in the next week or so as it reaches its closest point to the Earth. Two tails are visible in the image above. Go to www.spaceweather.com for more information. Nothing unusual of course, a tail and an ion tail as in all comets. This just happens to be a nice camera capture.

 

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