Friday, 5 November 2010

Space probe captures 'amazing' images of comet Hartley 2

4 November 2010

This afternoon, 21 million kilometres from the Earth, NASA’s EPOXI mission flew by Comet Hartley 2. In the process, it captured some of the most stunning close-up pictures of an active comet ever seen.
Hartley 2 has been visible in the night sky for many weeks now, and there have been some stunning images, taken by amateur astronomers, of its visit into the inner Solar System.

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