Close-up of Fragments From Comet Hyakutake

Close-up of Fragments From Comet Hyakutake

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News release ID: STScI-1996-14
Release Date: Mar 27, 1996
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This image shows pieces of the nucleus that apparently broke off and were first detected during ground-based observations on March 24. The Hubble image shows at least three separate objects that are probably made up of coarse-grained dust. Large fragments of the nucleus would not be accelerated into the tail, which appears to be the case in this image.


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Astronomical, Comets, Hubble Telescope, Solar System