Comet NEOWISE Pullout in Ground-Based Image

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the closest images yet of the sky’s latest visitor to make the headlines, comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, after it passed by the Sun. This image features the color image of the comet taken by Hubble on 8 August 2020 within the frame of a ground-based image of the comet that was taken from the Northern Hemisphere on 18 July 2020. 

Hubble's image of the comet shows a portion of the comet’s coma, the fuzzy glow, which measures about 18,000 kilometers across in this image. Comet NEOWISE won’t pass through the inner solar system for another nearly 7,000 years.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Q. Zhang (California Institute of Technology), A. Pagan (STScI), and Z. Levay

About the Image

Id:heic2015b
Type:Collage
Release date:21 August 2020, 19:00
Related releases:heic2015
Size:4317 x 3362 px

About the Object

Name:NEOWISE
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Category:Solar System

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