PIA13602: Flight of the Comet
 Target Name:  Hartley 2
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  EPOXI
 Spacecraft:  Deep Impact (DIXI)
 Instrument:  Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
 Product Size:  513 x 448 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  University of Maryland
JPL News Release 2010-375
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA13602.tif (230.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA13602.jpg (9.195 kB)

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This video clip was compiled from images taken by NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft during its flyby of comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4, 2010. During the encounter, the spacecraft and comet whisked past each other at a speed of 12.3 kilometers per second (27,560 miles per hour). The spacecraft came within about 700 kilometers (435 miles) of the comet's nucleus at the time of closest approach.

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