Swift`s Comet Tally

Monday, April 6, 2009 - 14:49 in Astronomy & Space

A montage of comet images made using NASA`s Swift spacecraft illustrates just how different three comets can be. The images, including a never-released image of Comet 8P/Tuttle, were shown today during a live, 24-hour video webcast called `Around the World in 80 Telescopes.` Organized by the European Southern Observatory headquartered in Garching, Germany, the webcast is part of the 100 Hours of Astronomy project, a worldwide celebration of astronomy running through April 5.

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