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News Release 72 of 966

July 25, 2013 12:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-31

Galaxies, Comets, and Stars! Oh My!

A Hubble Heritage Release

July 25, 2013: In this Hubble Space Telescope composite image taken in April 2013, the sun-approaching Comet ISON floats against a seemingly infinite backdrop of numerous galaxies and a handful of foreground stars. The icy visitor, with its long gossamer tail, appears to be swimming like a tadpole through a deep pond of celestial wonders.

This photo is one of the original images featured on ISONblog, a new online source offering unique analysis of Comet ISON by Hubble Space Telescope astronomers and staff at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. For more on ISONblog, visit: http://hubblesite.org/go/ison.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)