Fragments of Comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2)
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Several fragments of Comet Hyakutake were observed in March and April of 1996. This leads to the impression that the splitting of Comet Hyakutake on a small scale occurred frequently. Data analysis points to a rotation period of about 6.2 h if the fragments of April 11 are the condensations within a jet.
KeywordsComet Hyakutake fragment rotation period
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