First Surface Observations of Oort Cloud Objects

Images of P/2013 P2 (left) obtained using the Gemini North telescope on September 4, 2013 when it was 3.2 AU from the sun, and of P/2014 S3 obtained using the CFHT telescope in late September 2014 when it was 2.1 AU from the sun. Both images have been processed to remove most of the background stars and galaxies to enhance the visibility of the faint dust tails.

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NOIRLab

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Id:gemini1408a
Type:Collage
Release date:Nov. 7, 2014
Related releases:gemini1408
Size:1417 x 680 px

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Category:Solar System

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