Comets

Comets are chunks made of ice, frozen gases and dust (like dirty snowballs). The come from the outer regions of our solar system. When the get close to the Sun they heat up and evaporate. This evaporating gas and dust is blown away by the solar wind and forms the tails of a comet. Therefore the tail always points away from the Sun. Comets are very common but only a few of them get that close to the Earth that they can be seen with naked eye. December 1996 to July 2020, 19 photos.

Comet C/1996 B2 Hyakutake Comet C/1996 B2 Hyakutake Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise with Ion Tail Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise

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