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Comet, Hubble image

Comet, Hubble image

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NASA, ESA, H. WEAVER (APL / JHU), M. MUTCHLER, AND Z. LEVAY (STSCI) / DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 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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