Inner Region of Comet Hyakutake

These are Hubble Space Telescope images of comet Hyakutake (designated C/1996 B2), taken at 8:30 P.M.. EST on Monday, March 25 when the comet passed at a distance of only 9.3 million miles (about 15 million kilometres) from Earth.

Credit:

H. A. Weaver (Applied Research Corp.), HST Comet Hyakutake Observing Team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9614a
Type:Collage
Release date:27 March 1996, 06:00
Size:2669 x 2069 px

About the Object

Name:C/1996 B2, Hyakutake
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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