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Hubble's observation of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) on 23 April

Hubble's observation of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) on 23 April


Date: 28 April 2020
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)
Copyright: NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt (UCLA), Q. Ye (University of Maryland), CC BY 4.0

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided astronomers with the sharpest view yet of the breakup of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS). The telescope resolved roughly 25 fragments of the comet on 23 April.

The comet was first discovered in December 2019 by the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) and its fragmentation was confirmed in April 2020.

Last Update: 28 April 2020
11-Aug-2020 04:33 UT

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