Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) streaming through the pale neon sky over Paranal on 20 January 2015. The Pleiades, a tight bundle of electric blue, also appear in the direction of Lovejoy’s tail.
Credit: ESO/G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com)
On Oct 31, 2015 scientists used radar imaging to photograph a little dead comet. Much to their surprise, it looked quite a lot like a skull! Due to that and the timing, they nicknamed it Death Comet.
Death Comet will swing by us again this year (albeit a little later than last time).
You can read more about the Death Comet here: https://www.universetoday.com/140108/the-death-comet-will-pass-by-earth-just-after-halloween/
Happy Halloween, all!!! 💀🎃