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Hartley 2’s Coma Shadow

Hartley 2’s Coma Shadow

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UMD

Hartley 2’s Coma Shadow
Deep Impact took this photo of Hartley 2 about four minutes before its closest approach. The comet's night side (bottom and left) is silhouetted against the comet's own coma, which scatters sunlight.

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

Original image data dated on or about November 4, 2010

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