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Comet Linear Fragments (Hubble View)

Comet Linear Fragments (Hubble View)

Depicts: Comet Linear, C/1999 S4
Copyright: Hawaii University

In one stunning Hubble picture the fate of the mysteriously vanished solid nucleus of Comet LINEAR has been settled. The Hubble picture shows that the comet nucleus has been reduced to a shower of glowing "mini-comets" resembling the fiery fragments from an exploding aerial firework.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Jun-2024 19:43 UT

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