Hyakutake

Hyakutake

(hÿ-ah-koo-tah -kay) (1996 B2) A bright comet that passed within 15 million km of the Earth in 1996, reaching a brightness of zero magnitude.
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Having taken a quarter-century to compile, the project relied on some 40 new sources, most notably the diary and notes of Saburo Hyakutake, an admiral who served as Court Chamberlain from 1936 to 1944.
an associate professor at Kyoto University; Yoshifumi Hyakutake, Ph.
BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 1996-- When the newly discovered Comet Hyakutake passes by the Earth in what is expected to be a dazzling light display on March 26, stargazers will be able to hitch a virtual ride on their home computers.
It seems premature to abandon comets as the source of Earth's water based on the higher percentage of deuterium found in comets Halley, Hyakutake, and Hale-Bopp as compared with present-day terrestrial water.
BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 1996--Comet Hyakutake, and other current astronomical phenomena are streaking across the Internet.
Those measurements were spectral analyses of the chemical compositions of three comets--Halley, Hyakutake, and Hale-Bopp--during near-Earth passes they made in 1986, 1996, and 1997, respectively.
When Comet Hyakutake streaked close to Earth last week, a German scientific spacecraft made a discovery that has astonished and puzzled astrophysicists.
Amazingly, the central core of the Hyakutake Comet, named after a Japanese astronomer, is just 1.
Hyakutake - named after a Japanese astronomer - was clearly visible in the night sky in 1996 when it came to within nine million miles of earth.
Funeral services for Hyakutake will be held from 12:30 p.
They found that the tail of Comet Hyakutake stretched an incredible 570 million kilometres, nearly four times the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
Another cool comet is coming our way, just 11 months after Comet Hyakutake, the brightest comet to light up our skies in years, wowed observes last spring.