NEOWISE Comet comes by for a visit

Photography By Randy Montoya

Thursday, July 16, 2020

NEOWISE comet in night sky over Labs solar tower
SPACE TRAVELER — Labs Photojournalist Randy Montoya made a very early morning trek out to Sandia’s Solar Tower to capture this image of the NEOWISE Comet, named after NASA’s space telescope, Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which first spotted the comet in late March. NEOWISE will continue on its orbit of the outer solar system, leaving Earth’s view in August and not returning again for 6,800 years.