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October 5, 2010 03:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-35

Hubble Probes Comet 103P/Hartley 2 in Preparation for DIXI/EPOXI Flyby

October 5, 2010: Hubble Space Telescope observations of comet 103P/Hartley 2, taken on September 25, are helping in the planning for a November 4 flyby of the comet by NASA's Deep Impact eXtended Investigation (DIXI) on NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft performing the EPOXI mission.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (The Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab)