Comet Holmes Has a Sense of Humor


Tell me the picture at this link from www.spaceweather.com is not funny!

TRICK OR TREAT: Astronomers around the world agree. Exploding Comet 17P/Holmes is one of the strangest things they’ve ever seen. Little did they know…

Last night, astrophotographer Alan Friedman of Buffalo, NY, took a close-up picture of the comet’s core. “A strong deconvolution filter followed by multiple passes of unsharp mask and gaussian blur reveals startling new structure in comet 17P/Holmes.” Here it is:

http://www.spaceweather.com/comets/holmes/30oct07/alan-friedman1.jpg

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2 Responses to Comet Holmes Has a Sense of Humor

  1. pollyann says:

    The cosmos laughs and laughs and laughs.

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