Spitting Comets

Hyakutake

Hyakutake

Hale-Bop

Hale-Bop

Next down in size: comets: Hyakutake (top) and Hale-Bop (above), both spirals, and spitting plasma and dust jets.

Note the resemblance of H-B’s core to a barred spiral galaxy.

Hale-Bop displaying seven jets (HB-ESO La Silla Telescope, Harpoint Observatory)

Hale-Bop displaying seven jets (HB-ESO La Silla Telescope, Harpoint Observatory)

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