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 Release No.: 04-01 Suns Of All Ages Possess Comets, Maybe Planets
For Release: 9:20 a.m. EST, Monday, January 5, 2004

Comet Kudo-Fujikawa and the Sun Massive amounts of carbon (shown in red) boiled off of Comet Kudo_Fujikawa when it zipped past the Sun in early 2003. Previous observations have detected comets around young and old stars, indicating that stars of all ages possess comets and possibly planets. Credit: M.S. Povich and the SOHO/UVCS, SOHO/EIT, and SOHO/LASCO image teams, NASA/ESA.

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