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Comet Hale-Bopp continues to surprise scientists
News story originally written on March 20, 1997

Hale-Bopp continues to offer new surprises as two astronomers report on their study of the comet. They found that there are different kinds of ices in the comet's center, the center is huge and is really active.

These new findings are just the tip of the iceberg (or comet, so to speak), as Hale-Bopp continues to amaze many kinds of people. Astronomers will continue to solve the mysteries of this unique and spectacular comet.


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