PIA13574: Jets Galore
Target Name: Hartley 2
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Product Size: 2999 x 2249 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
Other Information: JPL News Release 2010-373
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This enhanced image, one of the closest taken of comet Hartley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows jets and where they originate from the surface. There are jets outgassing from the sunward side, the night side, and along the terminator -- the line between the two sides.

The image was taken by EPOXI's Medium-Resolution Instrument on Nov. 4, 2010. The sun is to the right.

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