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Deep Impact Hartley 2 approach animation

Filed under pretty pictures, comets, Deep Impact, amateur image processing, comet Hartley 2, animation

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Deep Impact Hartley 2 approach animation As Deep Impact approached for its encounter with Hartley 2 during September and October 2010, the science team released occasional optical navigation images of the comet against a background starfield. The images have been processed after release to make their brightness and contrast more uniform from frame to frame.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UMD / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about September 20, 2010.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla


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