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Spectacular Comet Lovejoy, a dirty snowball, outshines M79 star cluster

Spectacular Comet Lovejoy, a dirty snowball, outshines M79 star cluster

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Dieter Willasch (Astro-Cabinet)] Comet Lovejoy has become visible to the unaided eye …. Pictured here, Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was … passing nearly in front of M79, the globular star cluster visible as the bright spot slightly above and to the left of the comet’s green-hued coma. The nucleus […]