ultrazapping: Yehrin Tong for Fortune Magazine.
moth: Comet and solar corona, photographed by SOHO, April 2004.
Comet Bradfield (C/2004 F4) at and just after perihelion. This animation uses 23 images taken 17th-19th April, about one every two hours. At its closest, the comet was about 25 million km from the sun (16% of the Earth-Sun distance).
C/2004 F4 was discovered by William Bradfield, amateur astronomer and prolific comet hunter: The most prolific comet hunter of all was Jean-Louis Pons (1761-1831) with 37; the second William Robert Brooks (1844-1921) with 26; Bradfield has discovered 18.
The most prolific comet detecting instrument, incidentally, is SOHO, with more than 2,500 discoveries.
Image credit: NASA/ESA/GSFC. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
sasaantic: Anish Kapoor | Leviathan | Grand Palais
space-pics: The latest view of Saturn from Cassini. March 16 [720 x 506]
"X" by Aakash Nihalani
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