Comet Lovejoy blazes trail across Chilean sky



Comet Lovejoy blazes trail across Chilean sky Washington: The recently discovered Comet Lovejoy has been captured in stunning time-lapse video taken from the Paranal Observatory in Chile as it blazed a trail across the southern sky on December 22, 2011.



The video was made public this week. The comet had just unexpectedly survived a close encounter with the Sun before astronomers at the observatory spotted it flying overhead.

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