Spitzer View of Comet Chunks - Universe Today
The broken Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Click to enlarge As Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3 is falling apart before our eyes, astronomers from around the world have been recording and studying the process. This recent photograph, released from the Spitzer Space Telescope, shows 45 of the comet’s 58 known fragments. The infrared telescope also has … Continue reading "Spitzer View of Comet Chunks"