View Full Version : Swift Spacecraft Keeping an Eye on Comet Lulin

2009-Feb-20, 07:50 PM
The Swift spacecraft is doing double duty these days. Normally, the Gamma-ray Explorer satellite is on the lookout for high-energy outbursts and cosmic explosions. But now Swift is also monitoring Comet Lulin as it comes closer to Earth. For the first time, astronomers are seeing simultaneous ultraviolet and X-ray images of a comet. [...]

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