Solar spacecraft ‘SOHO’ discovers its 5,000th comet

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In December 1995, an observatory traveled nearly a million miles from Earth as part of a $1 billion mission to study the sun. 

However, what scientists thought would be a two-year endeavor for the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, also known as SOHO, turned out to tremendously exceed expectations. Not only has SOHO become the longest-lived satellite watching our star, but it has also become a serendipitous yet prolific comet hunter. And on Monday (March 25) — a little over 28 years since its launch — the observatory discovered its 5,000 comet.

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