Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann

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Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
« on: 12/05/2006 12:14:34 »

BBC:
The next few nights offer you a great chance to witness the demise of a comet that could be making its last ever swoop past Earth.

Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 orbits the Sun and Jupiter every 5.4 years but has been disintegrating for at least a decade. The largest fragments are bright in the night sky until 14 May.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4754797.stm

Now the comet is in more than 60 pieces, astronomers are unsure it can survive another close approach to the Sun without burning up completely.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/comets/


 



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Re: Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
« Reply #1 on: 15/05/2006 14:47:07 »

« Last Edit: 15/05/2006 14:47:36 by ROBERT »

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Re: Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
« Reply #2 on: 16/05/2006 18:38:47 »

Thanks ROBERT cool images






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