November 22 capture of Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) by Chris Schur from Payson, Arizona. 90-second exposure. Chris caught this image a few minutes before dawn brightness interfered. Through a telescope, the twin tails are clearly seen. Visit Chris’ astrop
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Comet Catalina has two tails!
The image below snapped by Chris Schur in Payson shows the tails. According to EarthSky.org, "most comets do show two tails: a dust tail and a plasma tail of ionized gas. These tails point away from the sun and are usually not related to the direction of travel. Instead, the tails are related to how the gases and dust react to solar heat."