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March 27, 1996 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1996-14

Hubble Probes Inner Region of Comet Hyakutake

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Image: Close-up of Fragments From Comet Hyakutake

Close-up of Fragments From Comet Hyakutake

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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.

Object Name: Comet Hyakutake

Image Type: Astronomical

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The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Inner Region Near Heart of Comet Hyakutake Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Inner Region Near Heart of Comet HyakutakePRC1996-14 The Region Around the Nucleus of Comet Hyakutake Image Type: Astronomical The Region Around the Nucleus of Comet Hyakutake Close-Up of Nucleus of Comet Hyakutake Image Type: Astronomical Close-Up of Nucleus of Comet Hyakutake

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