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Approaching Hartley 2

Filed under pretty pictures, comets, Deep Impact, amateur image processing, comet Hartley 2, animation

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Approaching Hartley 2 Four images captured at about 09:20 every day for four days from October 29 to November 1 document the increasing brightness of Hartley 2 against the background star field as seen from Deep Impact, which was approaching for its November 4 flyby. The images have been rotated to align them.

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

Original image data dated on or about October 30, 2010.

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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


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