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October 4, 1990 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1990-19

Comet Levy

October 4, 1990: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed the inner core surrounding the icy nucleus of Comet Levy more clearly than can be done with ground-based telescopes

The image was taken September 27th with the HST's Wide Field/Planetary Camera, when the comet was at a distance of about 160,000,000 kilometers (100,000,000 miles) from Earth.


Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI