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Dust from Comet Hale-Bopp

Dust from Comet Hale-Bopp


Date: 27 March 1997
Satellite: ISO
Depicts: Dust from Hale-Bopp and Stellar dust cloud (HD 1000546)
Copyright: ISO (ESA), SWS & C. Waelkens at al.

Infrared emissions from Comet Hale-Bopp signal the predominance of a crystalline form of olivine, in the mineral dust emerging from the comet. The same material is conspicuous in a dust cloud around a young star, where planet formation may be in progress.
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