Release Images

Release No.: 2007-26
For Release: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 8:00pm

Mystery Comet Explodes into Brightness

Comet 17P/Holmes

Comet 17P/Holmes is in super-outburst! It brightened by a factor of one million in less than 24 hours. This comet currently appears as a fuzzy, yellowish star-like object in the constellation Perseus and is well-placed for northern hemisphere observers.

Chris Schur