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Update: 'Larger' Comet 103P/Hartley 2!

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France/US)

(cont.) from Oct. 4th: NASA's Epoxi mission spacecraft
-H2, same size as planet Jupiter; will glide by Earth, Oct. 20th.

Spaceweather shows the latest image, captured by Nick Howes of Cherhill, Wiltshire, UK; using the 2-meter robotic Faulkes North Telescope in Hawaii!
-Note lavender tail in wide field!

-See larger version: [Dr. Phillips]
-Elements & Ephemeris for: [103P/Hartley]


Using Faulkes North, Howes and Toni Scarmato of the Italian [CARA] Team, have identified two additional smaller jets close in to the main nucleus region... [view]
-Map/track Hartley 2: [Path]



-Elements & Ephemeris for [P/2010 H2] (Vales)
-Giovanni Sostero and Ernesto Guido were among the first to report the cometary nature of the object.[more] -Adding: Hipparcos solar analogs are highly recommended to reference stars...

-Video: 3D fly-through of the 2,533,774 stars: [view]
(Hipparcos and Tycho stellar catalogs)

-Video: In Chicago (USA) [view]
-Future space-eyes, for unmanned galaxy crafts...

-Comet & NEO/Distant Minor Planet Designations Assigned:
In the Past Year: [LIST]

Today's Links...
-BBC: Jupiter Explosion - A Comet's Tale [view]

-VIDEO: "China-Style" 103P/Hartley 2 [view]

-VIDEO: And yet another: [comet video]

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