Ep #29: Comet Breakups

Have you ever wondered what caused a comet to break into pieces? What are some of the more famous examples? What Space Telescopes observe them?

Published by Tony Darnell on 19th Sep, 2016

This week's episode features some great craic on comets and what causes them to break up. The Hubble Space Telescope has observed several breakups of comets in its lifetime, including the breakup of Comet Shoemaker Levy in 1994.

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