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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Approaching Hartley 2

Filed under pretty pictures, comets, Deep Impact, comet Hartley 2, global views

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Approaching Hartley 2 Deep Impact took this photo of Hartley 2 about four minutes before its closest approach. The comet's night side (bottom and left) is silhouetted against the comet's own coma, which scatters sunlight.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UMD

Original image data dated on or about November 4, 2010.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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