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Greatest Comet Hunter of All Time in Action - SOHO Discovers Its 3000th Comet

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Published on Sep 15, 2015

This video shows the paths of almost 2,000 comets either discovered or seen by SOHO. Different colors represent different families of comets. Red represents the Kreutz family of comets, which count for 85 percent of all the comets found by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

On Sept. 14, 2015, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory -- a joint project of the European Space Agency and NASA -- discovered its 3,000th comet, cementing its standing as the greatest comet finder of all time.
Prior to the 1995 launch of the observatory, commonly known as SOHO, only a dozen or so comets had ever even been discovered from space, while some 900 had been discovered from the ground.

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Lots and lots of animation but none of these were seen with the naked eye or ground based telescopes?  Hmmm ... I wonder why?

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Published on Sep 15, 2015

This video shows the paths of almost 2,000 comets either discovered or seen by SOHO. Different colors represent different families of comets. Red represents the Kreutz family of comets, which count for 85 percent of all the comets found by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

On Sept. 14, 2015, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory -- a joint project of the European Space Agency and NASA -- discovered its 3,000th comet, cementing its standing as the greatest comet finder of all time.
Prior to the 1995 launch of the observatory, commonly known as SOHO, only a dozen or so comets had ever even been discovered from space, while some 900 had been discovered from the ground.

Music credit: 1) Deep Space by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

2) Bent and Broken by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-...
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Pretty cool video, Thoth! 

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