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This sequence of images taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows Comet 252P/LINEAR as it passed by Earth. The visit was one of the closest encounters between a comet and our planet

Link:

NASA Press release

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute)

About the Image

Id:opo1614e
Type:Planetary
Release date:13 May 2016, 10:00
Size:2000 x 1000 px

About the Object

Name:Comet 252P/LINEAR
Type:Unspecified : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Category:Miscellaneous

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