Archive for September 9th, 2010

The first image of 103P/Hartley 2 by EPOXI spacecraft

On Sunday, Sept. 5, NASA’s EPOXI  spacecraft (formerly Deep Impact) was obtained the first of more than 64,000 images it’s expected to take of comet 103P/Hartley 2. This first image of comet Hartley 2 taken by Deep Impact was taken by the spacecraft’s Medium Resolution Imager when the spacecraft was 60 million kilometers (37.2 million miles) away from the comet. The rendezvous with 103P scheduled on Nov. 4, 2010.

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