This is one of the latest images of comet Hale-Bopp. Notice the intense tail
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National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Comet Hale-Bopp update
News story originally written on March 10, 1997
Comet Hale-Bopp is expected to give a really cool show to the world as it
brightens the skies this month. According the European Space Observatory,
Hale-Bopp is set to be one of the brightest comets. The
comet can now be seen in the early morning. Later this month, it
can be seen after sunset.
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