Date: 5 months ago   Category: Space

NASA showed the brightest comet of year on a photo


The picture was made the Hubble telescope. On it Virtanen's comet which flew by from Earth at distance of 12 million kilometers is imprinted. The Hubble telescope photographed Virtanen's comet which flew by from Earth at distance of 12 million kilometers. The picture was made on December 13 by means of the most powerful camera of the device - Wide Field Camera 3. Writes EurekAlert about it! This camera of the telescope allows to observe an object with the wide wave band. Scientists conducted studying of a comet, having united research capacities of the Hubble, Chandra and Swift telescopes. Thanks to it scientists could study a planet kernel and also its coma - the gas-and-dust cloud located around a kernel. The celestial body as much as possible approached Earth on December 16. Next time this korotkoperiodichesky comet will return in 5.4 years. Earlier it was reported that flight of recently opened comet accidentally removed the TESS telescope. The device made the whole series of pictures with a celestial body. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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