April 19, 2021

Hubble Captures One Of The Closest Comet Approaches Ever

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On March 21, 2016, Comet 252P/LINEAR made its closest approach yet, traveling within 3.3 million miles of Earth, or about 14 times the distance between our planet and the moon. During that time, and in the subsequent days, all eyes were on the icy visitor as it safely passed us by, including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.…