SUMMARY: In case you haven't seen it with your own eyes yet, here's a 1024x768 desktop wallpaper of Comet NEAT, which is currently fading from the evening sky. The image was taken using the National Optical Astronomy Observatory's 0.9 metre WIYN at Kitt Peak, with the Mosaic I camera. The small star cluster at the lower right of the image is Melotte 72. Comet NEAT was discovered in August 24, 2001 by the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking system managed by NASA's JPL.
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