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NASAs Swift Looks to Comets for a Cool View
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NASA's Swift Looks to Comets for a Cool View

December 6, 2008
Swift's Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT) captured Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3's fragment C as it passed the famous Ring Nebula (oval, bottom) on May 7, 2006. Swift watched as the crumbling comet left dusty blobs behind.