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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

 

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Comments:

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

What kind of speeds is this comet going?

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