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2011-06-17 08:55:00

Comet Hartley 2's hyperactive state, as studied by NASA's EPOXI mission, is detailed in a new paper published in this week's issue of the journal Science.

2011-06-16 21:33:18

Comet Hartley 2, is in a hyperactive class of its own compared to other comets visited by spacecraft.

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2010-11-04 12:20:00

NASA's EPOXI mission successfully flew by comet Hartley 2 at about 7 am PDT (10 am EDT) today, and the spacecraft has begun returning images. Hartley 2 is the fifth comet nucleus visited by a spacecraft.

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2010-11-03 08:15:00

The EPOXI mission spacecraft has refined its path toward a Nov 4 flyby of comet Hartley 2, successfully performing its final maneuver Tuesday at 8 am PDT (11 a.m. EDT).

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2010-11-03 06:20:00

Over the last 40 years, Malcolm Hartley has done just about every possible job for Siding Spring Observatory's UK Schmidt telescope in New South Wales, Australia.

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2010-11-02 10:25:45

Two movies derived from images taken by the two cameras aboard NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft show comet Hartley 2 is, as expected, quite active, and it provides information on the nucleus's rotation.

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2010-11-02 09:39:58

NASA will hold a series of news and educational events about the EPOXI mission's close encounter with comet Hartley 2, scheduled to occur at approximately 7 am PDT (10 am EDT) on Thursday, Nov 4.

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2010-10-28 10:31:19

In one of its final mission trajectory correction maneuvers, the EPOXI mission spacecraft has refined its orbit, preparing it for the flyby of comet Hartley 2 on Nov 4.

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2010-10-27 08:15:00

On Nov 4 at about 10:01 am EDT (7:01 am PDT) the spacecraft will make its closest approach to the comet at a distance of about 700 kilometers (434 miles).


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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