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Lights in the Sky

Credit: P. Horálek/ESO
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015: Over La Silla Observatory in Chile, a number of celestial players appear, including Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 at center, the Pleiades…Read More »





star cluster above and to the right, and the California Nebula, a red arc of gas to the right of Lovejoy. A meteor streaks through the sky as well. Below the telescopes of La Silla, a thin layer of clouds hovers over the plain which shows the lights of the Panamericana Highway. Comet Lovejoy makes its first blazing voyage through the inner solar system in over 11,000 years. It will not return for 8,000 years. Image released Jan. 26, 2015.

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