Hubble Confirms Largest Comet Nucleus Ever Seen
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has determined the size of the largest icy comet nucleus ever found. And, it’s big! With a diameter of approximately 80 miles across, it’s about 50 times larger than typical comets. Its 500-trillion-ton mass is a hundred thousand times greater than the average comet.
For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.
“Ash Cloud” by Samuel Sim [PRS] via Sound Pocket Music [PRS] and Universal Production Music
Pop Sound Effects by erhnbcc via Motion Array
Illustration of comet by NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva (Spaceengine)
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. However, please credit individual items as indicated above.