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Contact: Vince Stricherz
University of Washington

Long-Period Comet

Caption: A long-period comet called 2001 RX14 (Linear) turned up in images captured in 2002 by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope in New Mexico.

Credit: Mike Solontoi/University of Washington

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