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The Outer Solar System: Comets

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Focuses on comets, those mostly unpredictable, wandering objects in the solar system. Uses time-lapse images while explaining a comet's tail and the meteors, or "falling stars," associated with it. Mentions Halley's and Hale-Bopp comets and international efforts to see these bodies more closely. Contains actual pictures of comets photographed by space probes.

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Runtime: 11 minutes 3 seconds

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