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jjjnettie
05-11-2010, 06:54 AM
Amazing images of Comet Hartley from the Epoxi Mission's close flyby last night! :thumbsup:

CraigS
05-11-2010, 07:05 AM
Hi JJJ;

They're terrific aren't they ?
It's either a giant spud or a dumbbell floating in space !
:lol:
Beats me what that smooth bit in the middle is !! Looks like a completely different texture when compared with the end bits. Looks like two halves joined together !

We need some comet experts to talk about this !!

Thanks for the post (Liz and I are 'rapping' on her thread, in the 'Observations' forum, also).

Cheers & Rgds

multiweb
05-11-2010, 07:07 AM
Looks like a giant pawn. Somebody's going to get check mated! :P

jjjnettie
05-11-2010, 07:11 AM
I think the smooth part is caused by vibrations, and the comet will soon break into 2 pieces.

Outbackmanyep
05-11-2010, 09:52 AM
The nucleus looks like 19P Borrelly, nice images!!!!!!

Have to wait and see what the drum is when things settle down a bit, beautiful .......stunning!

snas
05-11-2010, 01:53 PM
A giant chicken drumstick? KFC's new mega meal

amazing pics!!!!

Stuart

Outbackmanyep
05-11-2010, 02:01 PM
This is the comparison i was talking about, 103P/ Hartley 2 and 19P/ Borrelly.

Amazing!