UPI en Espanol

Hubble captures images of Comet ISON

Hubble captures images of Comet ISON
NASAÕs Hubble Space Telescope provides a close-up look of Comet ISON (C/2012 S1), on April 10,2013. At the time, the comet was slightly closer than JupiterÕs orbit at a distance of 386 million miles from the sun. The cometÕs dusty coma, or head of the comet, is approximately 3,100 miles across, or 1.2 times the width of Australia. A dust tail extends more than 57,000 miles, far beyond HubbleÕs field of view. ISON stands for International Scientific Optical Network, a group of observatories in ten countries who have organized to detect, monitor, and track objects in space. UPI/NASA/ ESA/ J.Y. Li
License photo
Most Popular
Surgeon: Human head transplant possible in 2 years
Baby born in amniotic sac becomes newborn viral star
Jeb Bush greeted with boos but energetic on CPAC stage
#TheDress splits the Internet in half
Parasite colonizing Florida snails could pose health risk