PIA13568: Spacecraft Images Comet Target's Jets
Target Name: Hartley 2
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Product Size: 1274 x 535 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
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The Deep Impact spacecraft's High- and Medium-Resolution Imagers (HRI and MRI) have captured multiple jets emanating from comet Hartley 2 turning on and off while the spacecraft is 8 million kilometers (5 million miles) away from the comet. The movies from HRI and MRI show the progression of two jets during a 16-hour time period.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2010-11-04