Hubble telescope captures Earth’s close encounter with comet

Courtesy: NASA/CNN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNN) — NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured images of earth’s closest encounter with a comet we’ve seen yet.

In late March, a comet traveled within 3.3 million miles of Earth.

That’s about 14-times the distance between Earth and the Moon.

Time-lapse images from the telescope show space dust spewing from the comet.

The center of it is around 6-miles wide.

Astronomers said the comet is currently flying away from Earth.

It will travel through our solar system again in 2021, but won’t come as close as it did this time.

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