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 (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
Other Information: JPL News Release 2010-375
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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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NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2010-11-05