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Lucky Encounter: Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Flies Through the Tail of a Disintegrated Comet – SciTechDaily

A serendipitous flythrough of the tail of a disintegrated comet has offered scientists a unique opportunity to study these remarkable…

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Hubble Space Telescope image of comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), taken on April 20 2020, providing the sharpest view to date of the breakup of the solid nucleus of the comet. Hubble’s eagle-eye view identifies as many as 30 separate fragments, and distinguishes…

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