Closeup of Comet Encke from STEREO

  • Released Monday, October 1, 2007
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This is a closer view of Comet Encke's collision with a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) as seen by the STEREO satellite on April 20, 2007. The collision is notable because it completely removed Encke's tail. The blue color here is a gradient added to help make the comet and CME more visible.


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This page was originally published on Monday, October 1, 2007.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 12:23 AM EST.


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