Title: epoxi at comet hartley 2 authors: a'hearn, michael f belton, michael j s delamere, w alan feaga, lori m hampton, donald kissel, jochen. Nasa's epoxi mission successfully flew by comet hartley 2 at about 7 am pdt ( 10 am edt) today, and the spacecraft has begun returning.
The spacecraft, formerly known as deep impact, but renamed epoxi, flew within 435 miles of comet hartley 2 just after 10 am, capturing a.
Additional distance traveled by spacecraft to hartley 2: about 46 billion recent observations by epoxi indicate that comet 103p/hartley 2.
Science 2011 jun 17332(6036):1396-400 doi: 101126/science1204054 epoxi at comet hartley 2 a'hearn mf(1), belton mj, delamere wa, feaga lm,.