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Astronomers Contribute 4,500 Hale-Bopp Images To NASA Web

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Brian Dunbar
Headquarters, Washington, D.C.     April 15, 1997
(Phone:  202/358-0873)


RELEASE:  I97-4

ASTRONOMERS CONTRIBUTE 4,500 HALE-BOPP IMAGES TO NASA WEB

Astronomers from around the world have submitted more than 4,500 images of Comet Hale-Bopp to NASA Web sites, where Internet users can see them and enjoy the celestial show.

The Comet Hale-Bopp Home Page:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/comet/index.html
http://galileo.ivv.nasa.gov/comet/

at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, contains more than 3,200 images, including one obtained by a California astronomer the night after the comet was discovered in July 1995.

The Near-Live Comet Watching System

http://comet.hq.nasa.gov/

at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, contains more than 1,300 images.

Astronomers from Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas have submitted images, which have been captured by everything from professional observatory equipment to the backyard gear of an amateur astronomer. The archives include photographs of the comet over San Francisco; Dublin, Ireland; and Genoa, Italy.

Tens of thousands of Internet users have made use of the Web sites, which have been receiving hits of up to 1.2 million per day.

Note to photo editors: Most astronomers who have posted photos to this Web site have retained copyright to their images. Unless a photograph is explicitly stated to be in the public domain, editors should contact the photographer regarding rights to reproduction.


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