PIA13576: Fab Five
Target Name: Hartley 2
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
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 montage shows the only five comets imaged up close with spacecraft. The comets vary in shape and size. Comet Hartley 2 is by far the smallest and the most active of small comets. This jet activity can be seen extending from the comet's surface and into its outer shell of gas and dust, or coma. This is first time scientists have been able to link jets to the details of the surface.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2010-11-04