New Small Comet Images from NASA's Polar Spacecraft
The presence of the small comets in the vicinity of Earth has been verified with three independent types of imaging techniques, resulting in three distinct kinds of images:
|Atmospheric holes produced by the disruption of small comets above Earth's atmosphere. These are water vapor clouds seen at ultraviolet wavelengths.
|Bright oxygen trails produced by the disruption of the small comets in the vicinity of Earth. These trails are seen at ultraviolet wavelengths.
|Bright trails of OH molecule emissions produced from breakup of cometary water molecules by sunlight. These trails are photographed at visible wavelengths.
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