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Deep Impact gets first look at Hartley 2
Spaceflight Now ^ | 11/4/2010 | Spaceflight Now Staff

Posted on 11/04/2010 12:26:06 PM PDT by cabojoe

NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft flew 700 kilometers, or 435 miles, from comet Hartley 2 on Thursday morning. These five images were the first snapshots returned from the probe more than 13 million miles away from Earth.

All five images were captured with Deep Impact's medium-resolution camera between 1358 GMT and 1401 GMT.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; comet; comethartley2; deepimpact; hartley2; nasa

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

1 posted on 11/04/2010 12:26:08 PM PDT by cabojoe
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To: cabojoe

Definitely Klingon...


2 posted on 11/04/2010 12:29:11 PM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: SunkenCiv

Glowing-Sweet-Potato-In-Space PING


3 posted on 11/04/2010 12:30:03 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ken5050

Shaped like one of my dog’s toys.


4 posted on 11/04/2010 12:31:03 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: cabojoe

Cool propulsion system! Warp drive?


5 posted on 11/04/2010 12:31:33 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: cabojoe

Awesome!


6 posted on 11/04/2010 12:31:47 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: brytlea

Kentucky Fried Chicken.......Extra crispy!!


7 posted on 11/04/2010 12:32:54 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: KevinDavis

Ping.


8 posted on 11/04/2010 12:34:13 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Big G drive.


9 posted on 11/04/2010 12:35:21 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: ken5050
Get your eyes checked...it's definitely Romulan.
10 posted on 11/04/2010 12:38:34 PM PDT by JPG (Memo to GOP: DO NOT GO WOBBLY...NO COMPROMISE...REJECT SOCIALISM.)
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To: ken5050

The leg bone had to end up somewhere...

11 posted on 11/04/2010 12:41:24 PM PDT by cabojoe
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To: cabojoe

Hubbel's Hi-res camera has an even finer resolution image...............

12 posted on 11/04/2010 12:43:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: cabojoe

Giant space turd ping!


13 posted on 11/04/2010 12:44:06 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (The Tea Party will be heard Mr. Speaker!)
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To: cabojoe

That is super cool.

I blew the images up to get a good look and can’t really interpret what I see. The bulbous ends are quite rough and the center section relatively smoother as if worn down by rotational abrasion.

Then there is the lit up end. I think the tail precedes the comet, but when I see it I can’t make any sense out of that.


14 posted on 11/04/2010 12:47:53 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: cabojoe

Way cool


15 posted on 11/04/2010 12:49:28 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: cabojoe
It's not just the peanut shape that's unexpected, but this thing is rapidly tumbling end-over-end as it speeds along at around 27K mph...
16 posted on 11/04/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: cabojoe

The mission is the EPOXI mission.

It is a low cost mission that uses the already in-flight Deep Impact spacecraft


17 posted on 11/04/2010 12:54:23 PM PDT by kidd
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To: martin_fierro

Maybe we can send Meghan McCain to investigate..................


18 posted on 11/04/2010 12:56:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: ken5050

Capt. Kirk can take a shuttlecraft, see, and adjust it’s propulsion system so that it will blow itself up just before Mr. Scott transports him back to the bridge of the Enterprise. Then he (Kirk) guides the shuttlecraft into the object’s larger end. Problem solved.


19 posted on 11/04/2010 12:57:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: martin_fierro

It doesn’t look like a dirty snowball.


20 posted on 11/04/2010 12:58:03 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: cabojoe
And suddenly, the probe went dark...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

21 posted on 11/04/2010 12:58:23 PM PDT by The Comedian (I really missed you. Next time, I'll adjust for windage.)
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To: cabojoe

It’s a walrus.


22 posted on 11/04/2010 1:00:23 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: cabojoe

Ok. I take that back.

The top picture is a walrus.

Second picture is a seal.

Third picture is a dolphin.


23 posted on 11/04/2010 1:01:26 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: KevinDavis; SunkenCiv
What do yo make of that smooth band in the middle. The result of some kind of collision?
24 posted on 11/04/2010 1:05:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: cabojoe

You say there's another Hartley out there and he's in outer space? When can you come in for a session . . . .

25 posted on 11/04/2010 1:07:40 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: BenLurkin

I can make a hat, or a broache, or a teredactyl.

26 posted on 11/04/2010 1:57:04 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: stinkerpot65

Very good!


27 posted on 11/04/2010 2:01:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: cabojoe
Very cool. You can model your own deep impact event using Purdue University's

Impact Calculator

28 posted on 11/04/2010 2:18:22 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: ken5050
Definitely Klingon...

Nah! Looks more like a berserker to me.

29 posted on 11/04/2010 2:21:22 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Godebert
I just did an impact calculation for the Hartley comet assuming it is ice and hits in about 3,000 feet of water about a 1,000 miles from the coast. Here is just the tsunami data:

The impact-generated tsunami wave arrives approximately 4.74 hours after impact. Tsunami wave amplitude is between: 5.49 meters ( = 18 feet) and 11 meters ( = 36 feet).

30 posted on 11/04/2010 2:28:04 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: martin_fierro; BenLurkin; KevinDavis; Swordmaker; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; ..
Thanks martin_fierro and BenLurkin. Nice pics! Something glowing 'n' blowing. Too bad our APOD guy left FR.
 
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31 posted on 11/04/2010 4:27:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: cabojoe

Brachiosaurus leg bone in space!

32 posted on 11/04/2010 4:32:25 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: SunkenCiv
"Too bad our APOD guy left FR"

I was wondering what happened to Sig. He left? Any reason why? I used to look forward to his ping every day.

33 posted on 11/04/2010 4:56:27 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: stinkerpot65
"I can make a hat, or a broache, or a teredactyl."

It's a whu-u-u-ut??"

"A pteradactyl! Ca-caw! Ca-caw! Ca-caw!"

34 posted on 11/04/2010 5:38:05 PM PDT by redhead (1. Kill early voting. 2. Restore paper ballots everywhere. 3. Demand photo-ID of EVERY voter)
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To: KoRn

Here’s the scoop:

http://www.freerepublic.com/~sig226/

“The foolishness on Free Republic is beyond the level that I can accept.
“You people really need to read Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals. NRA is not your enemy, and The New York Times is not your friend.

“Good luck and God bless.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:sig226/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change

Maybe you could drop him/her an email and pick up the ping list duties. It’s a LOT easier to inherit one than to build one from scratch. :’)


35 posted on 11/04/2010 5:41:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: KoRn

Another great thing about the APOD list is that it has its own TOPIC as well as keyword, a real plum courtesy FR.


36 posted on 11/04/2010 5:45:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Maybe you could drop him/her an email and pick up the ping list duties. It’s a LOT easier to inherit one than to build one from scratch."

I don't have an email for Sig. I'd be happy to keep up the list if I had it. That list was one of my favs. (I wonder if they still check their FR mail)

37 posted on 11/04/2010 5:50:26 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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