The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Herschel's view of Comet Siding Spring
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These three images taken on March 31, 2013 show emission from the dust in the coma surrounding the nucleus of Comet C/2013 A1 – also known as Comet Siding Spring – as observed at three different far-infrared wavelengths in the 70 (left), 100 (middle) and 160 µm (right) bands with ESA's Herschel space observatory. This observation was initiated by Peter Mattisson
, an amateur astronomer and the Vice Chairman at the Stockholm Amateur Astronomers (STAR) in Sweden.
ESA / Herschel / PACS / Cs. Kiss et al. 2014
Original image data dated on or about October 17, 2014.
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