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Comet Hyakutake

Comet Hyakutake

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JERRY SCHAD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JERRY SCHAD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Comet Hyakutake, seen from California's Borrego Desert, March 23, 1996. Hyakutake was discovered on January 30, 1996, by Yuji Hyakutake, an amateur astronomer. It passed very close to Earth in March of that year. Observers estimated its magnitude as around 0, and tail lengths of up to 80 degrees were reported.

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