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Comet Chasing

Astronomers always get excited about comets and in December they are looking forward to something rather special. The snappily-named Comet C/2012 S1 ISON has travelled from the very edges of our solar system on a one way ticket around the sun. As it heats up there is intense speculation about whether it will develop a beautiful tail or just break apart. On the Canary island of La Palma the team use both the Liverpool and Isaac Newton telescopes to go comet chasing.

20 minutes

Last on

Sun 8 Dec 2013 01:20


Role Contributor
PresenterChris Lintott
ReporterPete Lawrence
ReporterPaul G Abel
ReporterChris North
Series ProducerJane Fletcher
Executive ProducerWilliam Lyons

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