Friday, February 27, 2015

Lovejoy and Nebula

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) and (as a small smudge above) Messier 76 (The "Little Dumbell" Nebula) in the constellation of Perseus. Lovejoy is on the way out of the solar system, on a long slow journey towards the constellation of Cassiopeia.

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