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A cometary blizzard

NASA spacecraft spied a snowstorm on Comet Hartley 2

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5:36pm, November 18, 2010

When NASA’s EPOXI spacecraft whizzed past Comet Hartley 2 on November 4 (SN Online: 11/4/10), it passed through a storm of fluffy ice bodies at least as large as golf balls, researchers reported at a November 18 press briefing. “This whole thing looks like a snow globe that you’ve shaken,” said EPOXI scientist Peter Schultz of Brown University in Providence, R.I.

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