NASA Spacecraft Hurtles Toward Active Comet Hartley 2

Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 18, 2010 ![][1] NASA’s Deep Impact/EPOXI spacecraft is hurtling toward Comet Hartley 2 for a breathtaking 435-mile flyby on Nov. 4th. Mission scientists say all systems are go for a close encounter with one of the smallest yet most active comets they’ve seen. “There are billions of comets in the solar system, but this will be only the fifth time a spacecraft has flown close enough to one to snap pictures



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