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Animation of Deep Impact close-approach images of Hartley 2

Animation of Deep Impact close-approach images of Hartley 2

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UMD / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Animation of Deep Impact close-approach images of Hartley 2
About an hour after its closest approach of Hartley 2, Deep Impact downlinked five precious images taken during the nearest part of its flyby. The top two images were taken 82 and 16 seconds before closest approach, and the bottom three 18, 57, and 117 seconds after closest approach (image times are 13:58:07, 13:59:13, 13:59:47, 14:00:26, and 14:01:26 UTC on November 4, 2010). They show a very active comet with numerous jets.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about November 4, 2010

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