PIA13575: Up Close and Personal with Hartley 2
 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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  University of Maryland
JPL News Release 2010-373
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA13575.tif (20.23 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA13575.jpg (204.6 kB)

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The image, one of the closest taken of comet Hartley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows many features across the comet's surface. The length of the comet is equal to the distance between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument in Washington. There are two obvious regions of jet activity associated with rough terrain. The smooth surface in the middle is lower than the rest of the comet and may accumulate fine-grain dust.

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

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