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Photographer - Brian Miller
Settings/Equipment - 35mm zoom lens; B/W Kodak Pro 400 film.
Location, Date and Time - 16 March 1997, ~ 1100 UT.

How would you explain what you see in this image of Comet Hale-Bopp?

a. Comet Hale-Bopp is breaking up into Hale-Bopplets.
b. Comet Hale-Bopp is undergoing a particularly violent episode of outgassing.
c. Ghostly formations of alien spaceships are travelling with the comet.
d. Oops.

The correct answer is d. Here is a detailed explanation.

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