Comet

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Can I discover a comet?

Comet

If you want instant fame, start scouring the images taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a satellite which orbits the sun and is used to study its surface. Over four hundred comets have been discovered in the background of SOHO images. A father of three from Britain is credited with discovering 132 of these comets.

   

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