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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Comet 19P/Borrelly, target of Deep Space 1

Filed under pretty pictures, comets, amateur image processing, global views, Deep Space 1, comet Borrelly

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Comet 19P/Borrelly, target of Deep Space 1 Deep Space 1 flew by comet 19P/Borrelly on September 22, 2001.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

It flew within 2,171 km of the nucleus at 22:29:33 UT. The nucleus is about 4 by 8 kilometers in size and incredibly dark, with an albedo varying from 0.01 to 0.03.

Copyright holder: Ted Stryk

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about September 22, 2001

 

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