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Hubble Telescope Snaps Best-Ever Views of a Comet's Disintegration


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Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami breaking apart

Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is breaking apart as it orbits the sun. Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope captured building-size chunks of debris as they fell behind the main comet body.

Credit: NASA/ESA and D. Jewit (UCLA)

Building-size chunks of rock were photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in January as they broke free from a disintegrating comet zooming around the sun.

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