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Swift Captures Comet

December 4, 2008

This movie combines Swift UVOT observations of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3′s fragment C from May 1 to May 11, 2006. Look for blobs of dust moving down the comet’s inner tail (orange and yellow). credit: NASA