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What a view: Comet, globular clusters as seen from Edmonds


Last updated 7/19/2020 at 10:37am

Nathaniel Paust snapped an impressive pictures of Comet C/2020 F3 (Neowise) from his back yard on Main Street in Edmonds this week.

The close-up of the comet is from Wednesday night. The wider-field picture was taken Tuesday night. Another picture is "the great cluster in Hercules," a globular cluster.

Globular clusters are Paust's topic of research.

"That little bit of fuzz is actually about 1 million stars that formed roughly 11.5 billion years ago and is about 22,000 light years away at the edge of the Milky Way," he said.

Paust is an associate professor of astronomy at Whitman College...

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