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WOW! Closeup Pictures of Comet Hartley 2

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
November 4, 2010
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EPOXI Mission’s Close-Up Views of Comet Hartley 2

These close-up views of comet Hartley 2 were taken by NASA’s EPOXI mission during its flyby of the comet on Nov. 4, 2010. They were captured by the spacecraft’s Medium-Resolution Instrument. Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD