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Comets visited by spacecraft

Filed under pretty pictures, Deep Impact, scale comparisons, comets, comet Wild 2, Stardust, amateur image processing, presentation slides, asteroids, comet Halley, NEAR, comet Hartley 2, comet Tempel 1, comet Halley armada, Deep Space 1, comet Borrelly

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Comets visited by spacecraft As of November 5, 2010, five comet nuclei had been directly imaged by flyby spacecraft. They are shown here to scale with each other, at 20 meters per pixel (in the click to enlarge version).

Halley: Russian Academy of Sciences / Ted Stryk. Tempel 1 and Hartley 2: NASA / JPL / UMD. Borrelly: NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk. Wild 2: NASA / JPL. Montage by Emily Lakdawalla.

Copyright holder: Ted Stryk

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about November 5, 2010

 

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