Bernardinelli-Berstein’s largest ‘Megacomet’ known, Hubble telescope confirms

These images from the Hubble Space Telescope show comet C / 2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Berstein), the largest comet ever known, according to NASA. (Photo: NASA, ESA, Man-To-Meeting (Macau University of Science and Technology), David Jewitt (UCLA); Photo: Alyssa Pagan (STScI))

A large comet is the largest ever seen, new findings from the Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed.

Traveling about 80 miles (129 kilometers) through the center, the nucleus (or fixed center) of the comet, named C / 2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein), is larger than the state of Rhode Island, according to NASA. And about 50 times larger than the average comet core.

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