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chunks of Hartley 2
10/06/11

 

A swarm of large chunks surrounding comet Hartley 2 was imaged with the Deep Impact spacecraft’s Medium Resolution Instrument. This clear filter image has been processed to enhance the visibility of the chunks. This processing saturates the comet nucleus and some of its nearby dust (lower right). The Sun is located to the right, and the spacecraft was at a distance of 807 km from the comet. Credit: M. Kelley et al.



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