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April 27, 2006 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-18

Hubble Provides Spectacular Detail of a Comet's Breakup

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Image: Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 - Fragments B, G, R, N - Ground-Based: Apr. 8, 2006

Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 - Fragments B, G, R, N - Ground-Based: Apr. 8, 2006

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Ground-based view of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 fragments B and G, R, and N on April 8, 2006 made with a 10"/380mm Schmidt Camera. The image is 80 arcminutes wide.

Object Name: Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: M. Jäger and G. Rhemann

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Montage Image: Hubble Provides Spectacular Detail of a Comet's Breakup Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration/Annotated Hubble Provides Spectacular Detail of a Comet's BreakupPRC2006-18a Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 - Fragment B - HST: Apr. 18, 2006 Image Type: Astronomical Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 - Fragment B - HST: Apr. 18, 2006 Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 - Fragment G - HST: Apr. 18, 2006 Image Type: Astronomical Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 - Fragment G - HST: Apr. 18, 2006

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