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Star with comet’s tail

David Pescovitz: Astronomers have captured the first image of a comet-like tail behind a star. The star, Mira, is named for the Latin word meaning “wonderful.” The tail is 20,000 times the distance between Pluto and our sun. Mira is Read More

Star with comet’s tail

David Pescovitz: Astronomers have captured the first image of a comet-like tail behind a star. The star, Mira, is named for the Latin word meaning “wonderful.” The tail is 20,000 times the distance between Pluto and our sun. Mira is Read More