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Herschel's view of Comet Siding Spring

Herschel's view of Comet Siding Spring

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ESA / Herschel / PACS / Cs. Kiss et al. 2014

Herschel's view of Comet Siding Spring
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.

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Original image data dated on or about October 17, 2014

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