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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

Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 - Fragments B, G

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Ground-based color composite image of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 fragments B and G on April 21, 2006 made with a 8" f/1.5 Schmidt Camera.

Object Name: Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: M. Jäger and G. Rhemann

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