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There’s no question that comets have been regarded as some of the most beautiful things in the night sky for thousands of years. But why are their heads often green but never their tails?

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https://www.eso.org/public/events/astro-evt/hale-bopp/comet-history-1/
https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/comets/en/
https://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/c/Cometary+Gas+Tail
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/938361
https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/118/52/e2113315118.full.pdf

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