Comet Linear (July 5, 2000)

The nucleus cannot be seen in these images because it is about a mile or so across, which is too small for the Hubble telescope to see.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, H. Weaver and P. Feldman (Johns Hopkins University), M. A'Hearn (University of Maryland), C. Arpigny (Liège University), M. Combi (University of Michigan), M. Festou (Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées), and G.-P. Tozzi (Arcetri Observatory)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0026b
Type:Observation
Release date:28 July 2000, 07:00
Size:200 x 200 px

About the Object

Name:C/1999 S4, Comet Linear
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
STIS

Image Formats

Large JPEG
7.9 KB
Screensize JPEG
34.8 KB

Also see our