Comet Hale-Bopp

This is a series of Hubble Space Telescope observations of the region around the nucleus of Hale-Bopp, taken on eight different dates since September 1995. They chronicle changes in the evolution of the nucleus as it moves ever closer to, and is warmed by, the sun.


Harold Weaver (Johns Hopkins University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:27 March 1997, 22:00
Size:2841 x 2034 px

About the Object

Name:C/1995 O1, Hale-Bopp
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Category:Solar System

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