Comet 332P/Ikeya-Mirakami Disintegration Sequence

Comet 332P/Ikeya-Mirakami Disintegration Sequence

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This video, made from a sequence of Hubble Space Telescope images, shows the slow migration of building-size fragments of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami over a three-day period in January 2016. The pieces broke off of the main nucleus in late 2015 as the icy, ancient comet approached the sun in its orbit.


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Astronomical, Comets, Solar System

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA)

Publication: September 15, 2016


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