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Fraser
2014-Oct-24, 03:00 PM
As Comet Siding Spring passed close by Mars on Sunday (Oct. 19), NASA’s newest Mars spacecraft took a time-out from its commissioning to grab some ultraviolet pictures of its coma. What you see above is hydrogen, a whole lot of it, leaving the comet in this picture taken from 5.3 million miles (8.5 million kilometers). […]

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Amber Robot
2014-Oct-24, 07:17 PM
When Comet Hale-Bopp came by, its hydrogen corona was 70 times the size of the sun.

http://solar-center.stanford.edu/art/comet.html