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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 expanded view of the near-nucleus region is only 470 miles (760 km) across. The nucleus is near the center of the frame, but the brightest area is probably the tip of the strongest dust jet rather than the nucleus itself.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-Jul-2024 00:51 UT

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