Stunning Comet Photo

The sun-approaching Comet ISON floats against a seemingly infinite backdrop of numerous galaxies and a handful of foreground stars in this Hubble Space Telescope composite image, taken in April 2013. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

The sun-approaching Comet ISON floats against a seemingly infinite backdrop of numerous galaxies and a handful of foreground stars in this Hubble Space Telescope composite image, taken in April 2013.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team

NASA has released a composite view created from five Hubble Space Telescope photographs of the Comet ISON, which is heading towards the Sun.

The image — which researchers stitched together from five photos of ISON taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on April 30 — shows the icy wanderer blazing against a backdrop of galaxies and bright stars.

See the post and links to the full-size image at Space.com:  [Link]

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