Comet ISON, April 10, 2013, Hubble Space Telescope WFC3/UVIS

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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was photographed on April 10, when the comet was slightly closer than Jupiter's orbit at a distance of 386 million miles from the Sun (394 million miles from Earth).

Professional and amateur astronomers interested in the carefully processed Hubble data (in FITS format) of Comet ISON can find it here: http://archive.stsci.edu/prepds/ison/.

Credit: NASAESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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