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First Close-up Photos of Comet Hartley 2

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Lovely shots here



Here
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/11/04/close...reveal-space-peanut/

And

www.spaceweather.com/

Deep Impact zoomed to within 435 miles (700 kilometers) of Comet Hartley 2
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:First Close-up Photos of Comet Hartley 2

Awesome! B)

It reminds me of the first time images of the asteroid Eros were captured in 2000/1.

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Picked this up in National Geographics website Seanie



This montage of five pictures, for example, shows Hartley 2's nucleus as the craft was flying toward and under the icy body on Thursday. The images progress in time clockwise, starting at top left.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:First Close-up Photos of Comet Hartley 2

Yep, the same ones on Space Weather Charles. It doesn't look much like a comet as the jets are not very energetic looking (when you think of the Halley and Wild-2 encounters). Can you imagine standing on the centre section (apparently safe and ound in your triple titanium-walled space suit) looking at the jets all around you?

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