Comet, Hubble image

Comet, Hubble image

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Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (APL/JHU), M. Mutchler, and Z. Levay (STScI)/DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Comet. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of a comet, showing its coma (tail). The coma of a comet is an envelope surrounding its nucleus that is formed when the comet passes close to a star and parts of it sublimate (transition directly from solid to gas).

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