Hubble Images Massive Comet C/2014 UN271

Distant comet C/2014 UN271 sets the record for the largest comet nucleus seen.


Comet C/2014 UN271 – HST images versus computer models. Credit: NASA/ESA/Man-to Hui/Macau University/David Jewitt/UCLA/Alyssa Pagan/STScI

Be thankful that a monster of a comet is staying out of the inner solar system. Recently, astronomers had a chance to turn the aging Hubble Space Telescope on distant comet C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein)… and what they saw was amazing.Read more