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Glarus Alps tourist officials delighted as NASA uses webcam photos

National News // July 16, 2020

A tourist region in the Glarus Alps couldn't believe its luck when NASA published pictures from its webcam. 

Pizohlbahnen AG Glarus Alps tourist officials delighted as NASA uses webcam photos

The composite pictures show the comet, Neowise, tracking across the sky from the Pizol mountain. 

Tourist officials are delighted with the exposure. The cable car company who owns the webcam, Pizohlbahnen AG, says it’s a fantastic surprise. 

The comet was only discovered in March by a satellite called Neowise, hence its nickname. The comet is around 5 km wide. 

It’s currently heading away from the sun and back into space. If you want to see it on its next trip, lets hope you’re still around in the year 8845. 

 

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