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Spacecraft Images Comet Target's Jets

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The Deep Impact spacecraft's High- and Medium-Resolution Imagers (HRI and MRI) have captured multiple jets emanating from comet Hartley 2 turning on and off while the spacecraft is 8 million kilometers (5 million miles) away from the comet. The movies from HRI and MRI show the progression of two jets during a 16-hour time period.

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ID#:
PIA13568

Date added:
2010-11-04

Target:
Comet

Mission:
EPOXI

Spacecraft:
Deep Impact (DIXI)

Instruments:
High Resolution Instrument (HRI), Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD