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This frame from an animation series of images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken by the Medium-Resolution Imager of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 2013.
This frame from an animation series of images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken by the Medium-Resolution Imager of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 2013.

NASA'S Deep Impact Spacecraft Images Comet ISON

This frame from an animation series of images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken by the Medium-Resolution Imager of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 2013.

Target: Comet
Mission: Deep Impact
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA16748
Added: 2013-02-05

Views: 1877

NASA'S Deep Impact Spacecraft Images Comet ISON

This frame from an animation series of images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken by the Medium-Resolution Imager of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 2013.

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New measurements from NASA's Herschel Space Observatory have discovered water with the same chemical signature as our oceans in a comet called Hartley 2 (pictured at right). The image at bottom right is an artist's concept of a comet.
New measurements from NASA's Herschel Space Observatory have discovered water with the same chemical signature as our oceans in a comet called Hartley 2 (pictured at right). The image at bottom right is an artist's concept of a comet.

The Same Here as There

New measurements from NASA's Herschel Space Observatory have discovered water with the same chemical signature as our oceans in a comet called Hartley 2 (pictured at right). The image at bottom right is an artist's concept of a comet.

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI, Herschel Space Observatory
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA14738
Added: 2011-10-05

Views: 3596

The Same Here as There

New measurements from NASA's Herschel Space Observatory have discovered water with the same chemical signature as our oceans in a comet called Hartley 2 (pictured at right). The image at bottom right is an artist's concept of a comet.

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Using NASA's Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have discovered that comet Hartley 2 possesses a ratio of 'heavy water' to light, or normal, water that matches what's found in Earth's oceans.
Using NASA's Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have discovered that comet Hartley 2 possesses a ratio of 'heavy water' to light, or normal, water that matches what's found in Earth's oceans.

Heavy and Light Just Right

Using NASA's Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have discovered that comet Hartley 2 possesses a ratio of 'heavy water' to light, or normal, water that matches what's found in Earth's oceans.

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI, Herschel Space Observatory
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA14737
Added: 2011-10-05

Views: 2748

Heavy and Light Just Right

Using NASA's Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have discovered that comet Hartley 2 possesses a ratio of 'heavy water' to light, or normal, water that matches what's found in Earth's oceans.

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This 3-D image shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. This picture was taken six years after the Deep Impact collision. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
This 3-D image shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. This picture was taken six years after the Deep Impact collision. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Hartley 2 in 3-D

This 3-D image shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. This picture was taken six years after the Deep Impact collision. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA13627
Added: 2010-11-18

Views: 3894

Hartley 2 in 3-D

This 3-D image shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. This picture was taken six years after the Deep Impact collision. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

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This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT), after NASA's EPOXI mission flew by.
This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT), after NASA's EPOXI mission flew by.

Leaving Comet Hartley 2

This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT), after NASA's EPOXI mission flew by.

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA13601
Added: 2010-11-05

Views: 2821

Leaving Comet Hartley 2

This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT), after NASA's EPOXI mission flew by.

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This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT), after NASA's EPOXI mission flew by.
This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT), after NASA's EPOXI mission flew by.

Slipping By Comet Hartley 2

This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT), after NASA's EPOXI mission flew by.

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA13600
Added: 2010-11-05

Views: 3514

Slipping By Comet Hartley 2

This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT), after NASA's EPOXI mission flew by.

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This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA's EPOXI mission approached the comet at 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT).
This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA's EPOXI mission approached the comet at 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT).

Almost There at Comet Hartley 2

This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA's EPOXI mission approached the comet at 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT).

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA13579
Added: 2010-11-05

Views: 3186

Almost There at Comet Hartley 2

This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA's EPOXI mission approached the comet at 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT).

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This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA's EPOXI mission approached the comet at 6:58 a.m. PDT (9:58 a.m. EDT).
This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA's EPOXI mission approached the comet at 6:58 a.m. PDT (9:58 a.m. EDT).

Closing in on Comet Hartley 2

This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA's EPOXI mission approached the comet at 6:58 a.m. PDT (9:58 a.m. EDT).

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA13578
Added: 2010-11-05

Views: 3731

Closing in on Comet Hartley 2

This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA's EPOXI mission approached the comet at 6:58 a.m. PDT (9:58 a.m. EDT).

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This image montage shows comet Hartley 2 as NASA's EPOXI mission approached and flew under the comet. The images progress in time clockwise, starting at the top left.
This image montage shows comet Hartley 2 as NASA's EPOXI mission approached and flew under the comet. The images progress in time clockwise, starting at the top left.

Flying Under Comet Hartley 2

This image montage shows comet Hartley 2 as NASA's EPOXI mission approached and flew under the comet. The images progress in time clockwise, starting at the top left.

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA13577
Added: 2010-11-04

Views: 4255

Flying Under Comet Hartley 2

This image montage shows comet Hartley 2 as NASA's EPOXI mission approached and flew under the comet. The images progress in time clockwise, starting at the top left.

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This image, one of the closest taken of comet Hartley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows many features across the comet's surface. The length of the comet is equal to the distance between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument in Washington.
This image, one of the closest taken of comet Hartley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows many features across the comet's surface. The length of the comet is equal to the distance between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument in Washington.

Up Close and Personal with Hartley 2

This image, one of the closest taken of comet Hartley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows many features across the comet's surface. The length of the comet is equal to the distance between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument in Washington.

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA13575
Added: 2010-11-04

Views: 3414

Up Close and Personal with Hartley 2

This image, one of the closest taken of comet Hartley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows many features across the comet's surface. The length of the comet is equal to the distance between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument in Washington.

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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.
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.

Jets Galore

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.

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA13574
Added: 2010-11-04

Views: 4534

Jets Galore

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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Comet Hartley 2 can be seen in glorious detail in this image from NASA's EPOXI mission. It was taken as the spacecraft flew by around 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT), from a distance of about 700 kilometers (435 miles).
Comet Hartley 2 can be seen in glorious detail in this image from NASA's EPOXI mission. It was taken as the spacecraft flew by around 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT), from a distance of about 700 kilometers (435 miles).

Introducing Comet Hartley 2

Comet Hartley 2 can be seen in glorious detail in this image from NASA's EPOXI mission. It was taken as the spacecraft flew by around 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT), from a distance of about 700 kilometers (435 miles).

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA13570
Added: 2010-11-04

Views: 4759

Introducing Comet Hartley 2

Comet Hartley 2 can be seen in glorious detail in this image from NASA's EPOXI mission. It was taken as the spacecraft flew by around 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT), from a distance of about 700 kilometers (435 miles).

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Spacecraft Images Comet Target's Jets

Target: Comet
Mission: EPOXI
Spacecraft: Deep Impact (DIXI)
Instrument: High Resolution Instrument (HRI), Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
ID#: PIA13568
Added: 2010-11-04

Views: 2845

Spacecraft Images Comet Target's Jets

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