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  • Hubble Takes a Close Look at the Comet of the Year | Comet 46P/Wirtanen on December 13, at 7.4 million miles (12 million kilometers) from Earth within the constellation Taurus, between the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters.
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    46P/Wirtanen orbits the Sun once every 5.4 years, much quicker than the 75-year orbit of the more famous Comet Halley. 46P/Wirtanen, a periodic comet orbits the Sun once every 5.4 years. These observations were taken days before the comet’s closest approach to Earth on December 16th, when it passed just over 7 million miles from our planet. Astronomers took advantage of this unusually close approach to study the comet’s inner cloud of gas and dust, or coma, in detail. Their goal was to study how gases are released from ices in the nucleus, what the comet’s ices are composed of, and how gas in the coma is chemically altered by sunlight and solar radiation. In this image, the comet’s nucleus is hidden in the center of a fuzzy glow from the comet’s coma.
    Backyard observers can currently find the comet within the constellation Taurus, between the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters. Credits: NASA, ESA, and D. Bodewits (Auburn University) and J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute)
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  • Hubble Takes a Close Look at the Comet of the Year | Comet 46P/Wirtanen on December 13, at 7.4 million miles (12 million kilometers) from Earth within the constellation Taurus, between the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters.
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46P/Wirtanen orbits the Sun once every 5.4 years, much quicker than the 75-year orbit of the more famous Comet Halley. 46P/Wirtanen, a periodic comet orbits the Sun once every 5.4 years. These observations were taken days before the comet’s closest approach to Earth on December 16th, when it passed just over 7 million miles from our planet. Astronomers took advantage of this unusually close approach to study the comet’s inner cloud of gas and dust, or coma, in detail. Their goal was to study how gases are released from ices in the nucleus, what the comet’s ices are composed of, and how gas in the coma is chemically altered by sunlight and solar radiation. In this image, the comet’s nucleus is hidden in the center of a fuzzy glow from the comet’s coma. 
Backyard observers can currently find the comet within the constellation Taurus, between the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters. Credits: NASA, ESA, and D. Bodewits (Auburn University) and J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute)
 #international #exploration #explore #earth #space #stars #clusters #comet #galaxies #hubble #astrophysics #instruments #moon #partnership #astronomy #universe #science #engineering #moon #nature #evolution #astronomy #telescopes #mission #solarsystemandbeyond #observations #galaxy #rockets #hardware #tools #solarsystem #explore #goals
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