All right, Mr. Deep Impact, I’m ready for my close-up

Paul Raven @ 05-11-2010

Offered for no other reason than that images like this still blow my mind in the same way that pictures from the Apollo missions blew my mind as a bookish seven-year-old protogeek: Nasa’s Deep Impact probe managed to get some photos of Comet Hartley 2 from just over 400 miles away [via MetaFilter].

Comet Hartley 2 as seen by Deep Impact [image courtesy NASA]

The Universe == Awesome.

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2 Responses to “All right, Mr. Deep Impact, I’m ready for my close-up”

  1. Sterling Camden says:

    Awesome, indeed.

  2. Zach Ionno says:

    That’s so cool. What is the light behind it?