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MPEG Video Clip: Comet Hale-Bopp Nucleus Animation - Video Assests

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  • MPEG 1
  • File Size - 781kB
  • Length - 18 seconds
  • Format - MPEG 1
  • Resolution - 320 x 240 pixels



  • Title: Comet Hale-Bopp Nucleus Animation
  • Description:
    Various ices and dust burst like geysers from vents as the comet rotates into the heat of sunlight. One huge burst spews eight times the dust normally emitted. This is an artist’s conception, not a view from the Hubble Space Telescope.
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  • Credits: Thomas Goertel, Space Telescope Science Institute


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