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Time lapse image of Comet ISON, what looks like snow?

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Spinnor
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Nov28-13, 03:42 PM
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Visiting New Scientist web site the following time lapse movie caught my eye, see,

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...7#.Upe1pNJwq0I from,

http://www.newscientist.com/

I get the emissions from the sun, the stars, and the comet, but what is in the movie that kind of looks like snow, little various length streaks and flashing dots of light?

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Nov28-13, 04:09 PM
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I believe the "snow" is from high energy particles striking the detector.
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I believe the "snow" is from high energy particles striking the detector.
Thanks! That sounds right.

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Nov28-13, 08:12 PM
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Time lapse image of Comet ISON, what looks like snow?

yup exactly

wait till you see a major CME the detectors on the spacecraft go into total whiteout
when the blast of particles hit them

Dave


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