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Comet Linear Fragments (Close-Up Version)

Comet Linear Fragments (Close-Up Version)


Depicts: Comet Linear, C/1999 S4
Copyright: NASA, Harold Weaver (the Johns Hopkins University), and the HST Comet LINEAR Investigation Team.

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-Aug-2022 08:45 UT

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