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Fun Astronomy Facts - 10th Feb 2013

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A comet's tail is made by the solar wind. So a comet moving away from the Sun will have it's tail in front of it! Image by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos

Comet.jpg


1 star day is 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds long. This is how long it takes for the stars to return to their previous position in the sky. Image credit: ESO/A.Santerne
Star trails over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope.jpg


Sometimes on Mercury the Sun appears to travel backwards in the sky. Image by:EricandHolli
Transit of Mercury Closeup - Nov 8, 2006.jpg



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