Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 - Fragment B [20 April 2006]S

The last image from a three-day observation with Hubble showing the breakup of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3's Fragment B.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (APL/JHU), M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (STScI

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About the Image

Id:heic0605d
Type:Observation
Release date:27 April 2006, 19:00
Related releases:heic0605
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, Fragment B
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet : Nucleus
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