Christmas comet Lovejoy captured at Paranal Observatory in Chile

By abe10tiger
Dec 25, 2011
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    The recently discovered Comet Lovejoy has been captured in stunning photos and time-lapse video taken from the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The comet graced the southern sky after it had unexpectedly survived a close encounter with the Sun.

    ESO optician Guillaume Blanchard captured this marvellous wide-angle photo of Comet Lovejoy just two days ago on Dec. 22, 2011. Comet Lovejoy has been the talk of the astronomy community over the past few weeks. It was first discovered Nov. 27 by the Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy and was classified as a Kreutz sungrazer, with its orbit taking it very close to the Sun, passing a mere 140,000 kilometres from the Sun’s surface. (Credit: G. Blanchard ( / ESO)

    SOURCE:Science Daily

    P.S : Sorry for not being able to post for along time, got busy because of school, well, I'm back! :D

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