14 October 2009

Comet News- Comet Births Comets 14OCT09


Comet Outburst Spawns Mini-Comets

A comet recently spewed out a cluster of mini comets in a huge outburst that was the largest ever witnessed by astronomers.

A team of researchers began observing the comet 17P/Holmes in October 2007, after it was reported that the object, about 2.2 miles wide (3.6 km wide), had brightened by a million times in less than a day. ...

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