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Fraser
2014-Dec-27, 04:30 PM
Maybe you’ve seen Comet Q2 Lovejoy. It’s a big fuzzy ball in binoculars low in the southern sky in the little constellation Lepus the Hare. That’s the comet’s coma or temporary atmosphere of dust and gas that forms when ice vaporizes in sunlight from the nucleus.*Until recently a faint 3 ion or gas tail trailed […]

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