What's up in the solar system in November 2010

I’m getting to this update early this month, as I anticipate a busy few days. The major event of the month will be, of course, Deep Impact’s flyby of small comet Hartley 2, which happens at 13:50 UTC on November 4. But there’s some other things to take note of: Cassini has a very, very close flyby of Enceladus’ north pole (not the pole with the plumes, the other one) on November 30. Also China’s Chang’E 2 is, as I write, orbiting even closer ….

URL: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002739/

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