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.

Credit:

Harold Weaver (Johns Hopkins University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9708a
Type:Collage
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
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

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