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Inner Region of Comet Hyakutake

Inner Region of Comet Hyakutake

Depicts: Hyakutake, C/1996 B2
Copyright: H. A. Weaver (Applied Research Corp.), HST Comet Hyakutake Observing Team, and NASA

This image is 2070 miles across (3340 km) and shows that most of the dust is being produced on the sunward-facing hemisphere of the comet. Also at upper left are three small pieces which have broken off the comet and are forming there own tails.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-May-2024 13:09 UT

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