Saturday, January 26, 2008

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann in outburst: a tiny Holmes

After an outburst last Dec. 29 the comet - which experiences one or more outbursts in brightness nearly every year - is showing a tiny coma, still visible on Jan. 25, that looks like a miniature copy of 17P/Holmes in the days after its October outburst.

1 comment:

Daniel Fischer said...

Same mini-Holmes-like impression on Jan. 26!