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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 - Fragment B: Apr. 18, 2006

Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 - Fragment B: Apr. 18, 2006

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Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys image of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 fragment B on April 18, 2006.

Object Name: Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (APL/JHU), M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (STScI)

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