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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.

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20 minutes

Last on

Sun 8 Dec 2013 01:20

Credits

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

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