Hubble witnesses disintegrating comet
Illustration of a comet flying through space (Shutterstock.com)

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register As a comet approaches the Sun, it heats up and begins to outgas, causing jets of gas and dust to erupt from its surface. These jets can sometimes act like tiny rocket engines, spinning up the comet's rotation and loosening chunks of material that drift off into space. Over the span of…