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Celestial Tour: Death of a Comet


Produced by: Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach

  • Ground-based images of Comet LINEAR copyright Mike Fleenor

  • Bayeux Tapestry image copyright Art Resource, Musee de la Tapisserie, Bayeux, France

  • Halley's Comet ion tail image: NASA/JPL

  • Giotto flyby movie courtesy European Space Agency

  • Color ground-based image of Comet Ikeya-Seki in 1966: Roger Lynds/AURA/NOAO/NSF 

  • Color ground-based image of Comet Giocobini-Zinner in 1998: N.A. Sharp AURA//NOAO/NSF

  • Color ground-based images of Comet Hyakutake and Comet Hale-Bopp copyright Kevin Hartnett

  • Hubble Space Telescope Image of Comet Hyakutake: H. Weaver (ARC), HST Comet Hyakutake Observing Team, and NASA

  • Hubble Space Telescope image of Comet Hale-Bopp: H. Weaver (ARC), P.D. Feldman (Johns Hopkins Univrsity), and NASA

  • Hubble Space Telescope images of Comet LINEAR: NASA, H. Weaver, and P. Feldman (Johns Hopkins University), M. A'Hearn (University of  Maryland), C. Arpigny (Liege University), M. Combi (University of Michigan), M. Festou (Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees), and G.-P. Tozzi (Arcetri Observatory)

  • Ground-based image of Comet LINEAR post-perihelion: University of Hawaii

  • Music courtesy of Jonn Serrie

  • Written and designed by John Stoke



All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!