Brilliant green comet loses part of its tail in stunning photo

An image taken by an Austrian comet hunter reveals a disconnection in the tail of a stunning green comet that may be caused by turbulent space weather.

Veteran astrophotographer Michael Jaeger took this photo of Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) on Tuesday (Jan. 17) after driving 500 miles (800 kilometers) from Austria to Bavaria in Germany to capture a clear view of the night sky. Jagger shared the picture on twitter (opens in new tab)More pictures of the comet with video.

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