new photos of its fragmentation by Hubble

Even if the comet Atlas will not be finally the comet of the year by its luminosity, it continues to interest astronomers. Since its nucleus has fragmented, they have been following it closely. And the Hubble Space Telescope has just captured extremely sharp images of its fragments. The comet Atlas was discovered in December 2019 … Read more

Fragments of Comet Atlas seen by Hubble!

Discovered at the end of December, C / 2019 Y4 (Atlas), or to make short the comet Atlas, seemed on the same trajectory of glory as the “great comet of 1844” of which it shares the same orbit. But in recent days, the hairy star has lost its radiance. Update, April 20, 2020 Four large … Read more

The promising comet Atlas is in pieces

Discovered at the end of December, C / 2019 Y4 (Atlas), or to make short the comet Atlas, seemed on the same trajectory of glory as the “great comet of 1844” of which it shares the same orbit. However, in recent days, the hairy star has lost its radiance. She promised to be a comet … Read more