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Article Title

What's a Kohoutek?

Document Type

Article

Abstract

It was discovered in March of 1973 by Lubos Kohoutek, a German astronomer working at the Hamburg Observatory. The discovery images, on photographic plates taken during an asteroid search, did not indicate the impressive qualities of this travelling space iceberg. It was after 4 weeks of observation that the orbit of this new comet was calculated. The orbit turned out to classify Comet Kohoutek as a member of the "sun-grazers."

Publication Date

January 1974

Journal Title

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

20

Copyright

© Copyright 1974 by the Iowa Academy of Science

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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