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News Release 89 of 181

July 28, 2000 01:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-26

Hubble Sees Comet Linear Blow its Top

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: Comet LINEAR; C/1999 S4;
(LINEARLincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research)
Object Description: Comet
Distance : On July 5, 2000 the comet was at a distance of 74 million miles (120 million km) from Earth.
About the Data 
Instrument: STIS
Exposure Dates: July 5 - 7, 2000
Exposure Time: 5 minutes
Filters:

F28X50LP

Principal Astronomers:

Comet LINEAR investigation team: H. Weaver and P. Feldman (JHU), M. A'Hearn (Univ. of Maryland), C. Arpigny (Liege Univ.), J. Bauer (Univ. of Hawaii), M. Combi (Univ. of Michigan), J. Davies (Joint Astronomy Centre), M. Festou (Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees), M. Keesey (JPL), P. Lamy (Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale), C. Lisse (STScI), B. Marsden (SAO), K. Meech (Univ. of Hawaii), Z. Sekanina (JPL) , I. Toth (Konkoly Observatory) , G.-P. Tozzi (Arcetri Observatory), D. Yeomans (JPL).

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA, H. Weaver and P. Feldman (Johns Hopkins University), M. A'Hearn (University of Maryland), C. Arpigny (Liege University), M. Combi (University of Michigan), M. Festou (Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees), and G.-P. Tozzi (Arcetri Observatory)
Release Date: July 28, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EDT)
Orientation: Comet LINEAR's  Violent Outburst