Comet Hartley2 - flyby

5 Nov 2010

A rash of sites has news on the flyby of Comet Hartley2 on thursday 4th November. Images are being studied by scientists - but some have been uploaded for public viewing. See for example, as the spacecraft came within 700km of the comet (see also and )

See also for a more comprehensive take on what looks like a peanut shape with belching jets. Therse are described as poisonous gases - which is an interesting description. The comet came within 11 million miles of the earth in October. At it says that earth may have encountered tiny pieces of Comet Hartley2 on November 3rd, creating a sparkling sky show of bright meteors.