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Friday, November 05, 2010

Comet Closeup 


Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

NASA's EPOXI mission made a flyby of Comet Hartley 2 on Thursday taking spectacular closeup images of this celestial visitor. This same spacecraft delivered the Deep Impact probe to a collision with another comet five years ago, as reported here at LATF. The University of Maryland played a leading role in this mission.

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