64: Almost A Good Comet


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Things we talked about in this episode:

Atlas: comet C/2019 Y4

ATLAS, the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System

Hubble watches Atlas breaking up!

Comets have two tails

Great Comets in history

Comet McNaught in 2007

Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997

Halley’s Comet in 1986

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