Inner Region of Comet Hyakutake

This expanded view of the near-nucleus region is only 470 miles (760 km) across. The nucleus is near the center of the frame, but the brightest area is probably the tip of the strongest dust jet rather than the nucleus itself.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9614c
Type:Observation
Release date:27 March 1996, 06:00
Size:500 x 500 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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