Comet Hartley 2

Comet Hartley 2

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Credit: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/UMD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Comet Hartley 2. Deep Impact spacecraft image of the small comet Hartley 2, taken at a distance of 700 kilometres. This image was taken during a flyby on the 4th November 2010. The comet measures 2.25 kilometres in length and is peanut shaped. Jets of carbon dioxide are being ejected from its dark side.

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Keywords: 103p/hartley, 21st century, 4 november 2010, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, black-and-white, comet, cometary, deep impact spacecraft, epoxi mission, hartley 2, icy, jets, medium resolution instrument, monochrome, nucleus, periodic comet, solar system, space

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