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Comet ISON from Deep Impact

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Comet ISON from Deep Impact Deep Impact observed comet ISON on January 17 and 18, 2013, taking more than 150 photos. The comet was more than 5 AU away from Deep Impact at the time. These were the first space-based observations of comet ISON.

NASA / JPL / UMD

Read more about these observations at the UMD website.

Original image data dated on or about January 18, 2013.

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

 

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jack gettle: 02/13/2013 10:24 CST

What kind of speeds is this comet going?

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