plasma tail


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plasma tail

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Similar to that of Hale-Bopp, this tail quickly subdivided into a long, narrow plasma tail and a shorter, curved dust tail.
In a 1994 Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Keay linked turbulence in a fireball's plasma tail to the production of extremely low-frequency (ELF) and very low-frequency (VLF) electromagnetic radiation.
He notes that Comet Hyakutake will pass nearly overhead for midnorthern observers, so otherwise vague features like a faint plasma tail should stand out to the naked eye.

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