Physicists Get a Unique View of a Destroyed Comet | Gizmodo

7e7b36d30f6fd61df75ce908b91d1edc Physicists Get a Unique View of a Destroyed Comet | Gizmodo

When C/2019 Y4 ATLAS fragmented in April 2020, many were dismayed at the loss of what would’ve been the brightest comet since the 1997 passing of Hale-Bopp. But NASA and the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter just flew near what’s left of ATLAS, giving scientists a rare look at what happens to a comet’s tail when…

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