Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp showing separate dust and ion tails

Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp, on 14 March 1997, showing the slightly curved, white dust tail, and the separated blue ion tail, pointing away from the Sun. (Photo: ESO/E. Slawik)

Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp, on 14 March 1997, showing the slightly curved, white dust tail, and the separated blue ion tail, pointing away from the Sun. (Photo: ESO/E. Slawik)

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