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05-11-2010, 07:54 AM
Amazing images of Comet Hartley from the Epoxi Mission's close flyby last night! :thumbsup:
05-11-2010, 08:05 AM
They're terrific aren't they ?
It's either a giant spud or a dumbbell floating in space !
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
05-11-2010, 08:07 AM
Looks like a giant pawn. Somebody's going to get check mated! :P
05-11-2010, 08:11 AM
I think the smooth part is caused by vibrations, and the comet will soon break into 2 pieces.
05-11-2010, 10:52 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!
A giant chicken drumstick? KFC's new mega meal
05-11-2010, 03:01 PM
This is the comparison i was talking about, 103P/ Hartley 2 and 19P/ Borrelly.
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