Losing a Tail

The probe STEREO A catches Comet Encke losing a tail as it passes close to the sun in its 3.3 year orbit. Like a salamander, Encke will soon regrow it.

Credit: Angelos Vourlidas (NRL) et al., SECCHI / STEREO, NASA

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Losing a Tail

  1. Anne says:

    Thanks Todd…that video is very cool.

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