PIA20542: Comet Frozen In Time by NASA Radar
Target Name: Comet
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
Product Size: 960 x 500 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 23, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.

Radar images and data from the flyby indicated that the comet is about 3,000 feet (1 kilometer) in diameter.

More information from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii observations of comet P/2016 BA14 is available at http://www.psi.edu/news/darkcomet2.More information about the Deep Space Network is at http://deepspace.jpl.nasa.gov/dsn.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR

Image Addition Date:
2016-03-24