Fred Espenak’s great PANSTARRS movie!

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Credit: Fred Espanek
You probably know him as “Mr. Eclipse” — or maybe as a contributor to Astronomy magazine, or as a NASA scientist. However you know him, Fred Espenak of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is a key member of the planetary science community.

This morning, Fred sent along the link to a fabulous movie he made of Comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4), currently zipping its way northward, as it set last evening over the Dos Cabezas Mountains in southern Arizona. Learn more about the video in his blog, and check it out below.

Thanks, Fred — and good luck to everyone viewing Comet PANSTARRS — or, like us in Milwaukee, waiting for a clear sky.

For complete coverage of Comet PANSTARRS, visit

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