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The 2012 Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets by amateurs was announced this week by the Minor Planet Center, located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass.
Comets are icy and fragile. They spend most of their time orbiting through the dark outskirts of the solar system safe from destructive rays of intense sunlight. The deepest cold is their natural habitat.
The SOHO spaceborne solar observatory today captured comet Lovejoy in its field of view for the first time, indicating that the icy body is on its final destructive plunge towards the Sun.
Australian astronomer Terry Lovejoy spotted a Kreutz family comet by using a ground-based telescope for the first time since the 1970s.
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