Inner Region of Comet Hyakutake

This image is 2070 miles across (3340 km) and shows that most of the dust is being produced on the sunward-facing hemisphere of the comet. Also at upper left are three small pieces which have broken off the comet and are forming there own tails.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9614b
Type:Observation
Release date:27 March 1996, 06:00
Size:440 x 440 px

About the Object

Name:C/1996 B2, Hyakutake
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet : Nucleus
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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