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Angry comet is angry

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMar 1, 2011 12:00 PM


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A couple of weeks ago, the space probe Stardust passed by the comet Tempel 1. While I was perusing the NASA images, I found this one:

I couldn't help but notice the comet seemed a little angry. I made it a little more obvious:

Of course, if someone smashed a 370 kilo block of copper into me at 10 times the speed of a rifle bullet, I'd be pretty angry myself!

Related posts: - Stardust snaps close-ups of a second-hand comet! - Followup: Deep Impact crater on Tempel 1 - Ten Things You Don't Know About Comets - 3D House of Comet Nucleus!

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