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The Survival of Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3), A Once in a Generation Event

Lowell Observatory postdoctoral research scientist Matthew Knight has been quite busy the last few days. Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3), a recently discovered “Kreutz sungrazing comet,” reached perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) last night and did something none of the … Continue reading

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