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ESA/Hubble heic1703: Hubble finds big brother of Halley’s Comet ripped apart by white dwarf. Scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed, for the first time, a massive, comet-like object that has been ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf. The destroyed object had a chemical composition similar to ...

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ESA/Hubble News
9 February 2017

Scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed, for the first time, a massive, comet-like object that has been ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf. The destroyed object had a chemical composition similar to Halley’s Comet, but was 100 000 times more massive than its famous counterpart.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1703/

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9 February 2017




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