NCSA 30 | 1997 April
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April 1997

NCSA helps track Hale-Bopp

Thanks to a system from NCSA for rapidly processing radio wavelength images from the BIMA Array radio telescope, astronomers tracing the path of Comet Hale-Bopp proclaimed their 1997 observations of the comet as some of their most successful ever. The comet passed within about 125 million miles of Earth in March and April of that year. Astronomers from the nine universities that field tested the new...

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