One more space pic for today

With the Christmas rush, I hadn’t much time to write about Comet Lovejoy and its amazing survival of a close encounter with the Sun.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Yqp-veSpI&w=560&h=315]

Now there’s a beautiful picture of Comet Lovejoy from the European Southern Observatory at Cerro Paranal, Chile.

Better late than never!