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Comet West (1975)

Target Name:  Comet West
Spacecraft:  Telescope
Produced by:  John Laborde
Copyright: John Laborde
Date Released: March 9, 1976

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This photograph was taken by amateur astronomer John Loborde on March 9, 1976. This picture shows two distinct tails. The thin blue plasma tail is made up of gases and the broad white tail is made up of microscopic dust particles. (Courtesy John Laborde)

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