My fellow celestial surveyors,
Remember that recent green smudge in Cassiopeia at midnight?
Well … this time we were lucky. The EPOXI spacecraft was just about to make a 700km closest flyby 🙂 There have been 4 previous comet flybys, but this time was much different: both high resolution AND a very active surface, leading to this stunning image:
Do you dare to get a bit closer?
See all the amazing EPOXI Hartley 2 images here and