Comet Close-up

Did you miss the news of NASA’s big comet fly-by? I read about it earlier this month in the New York Times and was wowed by the accompanying photograph. It seems NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft passed within 500 miles of the comet and happened to make a series of amazingly detailed photographs. The story and the picture are worth a read, but what’s really impressive is the movie put together from the series of stills the satellite made. It’s a close-up, of a comet, in motion. Simply amazing. Check that out at the NASA site and take a look at the whole gallery of NASA comet images too.

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