Comet Image List
This is a full view of Comet Hale-Bopp. Image provided courtesy of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
This image shows the ray structure of Halley's Comet. (Courtesy of NASA)
This is a full view of Comet Hyakatuke. Image provided courtesy of Hal Weaver (Applied Research Corp.), HST Comet Hyakutake Observing Team and NASA
This image shows Comet Linear brightening when it blew off part of its crust. Image provided courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, and H. Weaver at Johns Hopkins University.
Shoemaker-Levy 9(29K JPG)
This is an image of Shoemaker-Levy 9 taken with the Wide-Field/Planetary Camera on the Hubble Space Telescope. (Courtesy of NASA/NSSDC and the Space Telescope Science Institute)
This sequence shows the A impact of July 16, 1994. (Courtesy of NASA/NSSDC, Tom Herbst, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie, Heidelberg, Doug Hamilton, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Hermann Boehnhardt, Universitaets-Sternewarte, Muenchen, and Jose Luis Ortiz Moreno, Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, Granada)
This is a near-infrared image of the G and D impacts on Jupiter taken from the Apache Point Observatory on July 19, 1994. (Courtesy of Mark Marley and Nancy Chanover, Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University)
This is an illustration of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Jupiter. (Courtesy of H.A. Weaver, T.E. Smith (Space Telescope Science Institute) and J.T. Trauger, R.W. Evans (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and NASA/NSSDC)
This is a sequence showing the impact of fragment A on Jupiter. (Courtesy of Tom Herbst, Kurt Birkle, Ulrich Thiele, Max Planck Institut fuer Astronomie (Heidelberg, Germany), Doug Hamilton, Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik (Heidelberg, Germany), Hermann Boehnhardt, Alex Fiedler, Karl-Heinz Mantel, Universitaets-Sternwarte Muenchen (Muenchen, Germany), Jose Luis Ortiz, Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (CSIC Granada, Spain), Giovanni Calamai, Andrea Richichi, Astrophysical Institute Arcetri (Florence, Italy), and NASA/NSSDC)
This is an image of Comet Kohoutek. (Courtesy of NASA)
This is a drawing of what the surface of a comet might look like. (Courtesy of JPL)
This image shows CONTOUR breezing past a comet nucleus (artist's rendition). (Courtesy of NASA)