This enhanced image, one of the closest taken of comet Harley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows jets and where they originate from the surface. There are jets outgassing from the sunward side, the night side, and along the terminator.
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Jets Galore

This enhanced image, one of the closest taken of comet Hartley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows jets and where they originate from the surface. There are jets outgassing from the sunward side, the night side, and along the terminator -- the line between the two sides.

The image was taken by EPOXI's Medium-Resolution Instrument on Nov. 4, 2010. The sun is to the right.

Image details

ID#:
PIA13574

Date added:
2010-11-04

Target:
Comet

Mission:
EPOXI

Spacecraft:
Deep Impact (DIXI)

Instruments:
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA13574.tif (6.75 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA13574.jpg (0.2 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD