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from "medium resolution" option at using the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope.

Caption from URL states "…three of the many fragments making up Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3.… the crumbling comet's trail of debris, seen here as a bridge connecting the larger fragments."

  • Object name: Comet 73P (aka) Comet Schwassman-Wachmann 3
  • Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/W. Reach (SSC/Caltech)
  • Instrument: MIPS
  • Wavelength: 24 micrometres
  • Exposure date: 2006-05-04 to 2006-05-06
  • Exposure time: 21 hours
  • Release date: 2006-05-10


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