Latest EPOXI mission Stories
Comet Hartley 2, is in a hyperactive class of its own compared to other comets visited by spacecraft.
Eighty-six days out from its appointment with a comet, NASA's Stardust spacecraft fired its thrusters to help refine its flight path.
Scientists have analyzed images from the EPOXI mission's pictures taken of comet Hartley 2 and found a cometary snow storm created by carbon dioxide jets spewing out tons of ice particles.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EPOXI mission's recent encounter with comet Hartley 2 provided the first images clear enough for scientists to link jets of dust and gas with specific surface features. NASA and other scientists have begun to analyze the images.
Initial science results on comet released from University of Maryland, much more to come UMD scientists say.
BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace-built Deep Impact Flyby spacecraft successfully completed another "first" for NASA on November 4 when its onboard cameras captured spectacular images of comet Hartley 2 as part of the EPOXI mission.
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).
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, caught a glimpse of the comet that the agency's EPOXI mission will visit in November.
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