Comets and Meteors

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  1. ‘Warp Factor 9, Mr Sulu’ – 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower © Rick Witackre
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  2. Comet C2013US10 Catalina © Gerald Rhemann
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With the Quadrantids Meteor Shower due on 3rd and 4th of this month, January should be a great time to stargaze. Meteors like those seen in the meteor shower photograph above are not the only space rocks that we find speeding through our Solar System. We also have comets like Comet Catalina in the photo above. These giant, dirty and icy snowballs have proved tricky to explore until the European Space Agency landed on one that is!

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