PIA13566: Comet Hartley 2 Looms Large in the Sky
Target Name: Hartley 2
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
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Produced By: University of Maryland
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NASA's EPOXI mission took this image of comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 2, 2010 from a distance of 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles). The spacecraft will fly by the comet on Nov. 4, 2010. The white blob and the halo around it are the comet's outer cloud of gas and dust, called a coma. At this distance, the spacecraft is capturing images with a resolution of about 23 kilometers/pixel (14 miles/pixel).

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2010-11-03