Peter Schultz

Brown University
NASA

On its way past the comet, the Deep Impact spacecraft flew through a storm of fluffy ice particles spewed out by carbon dioxide jets coming from the rough ends of the comet and through water vapor flowing from its smooth, middle portion as well as from the icy particles. Data and images from the fly-by shed new light on the nature of comets. Schultz and graduate student Brendan Hermalyn discuss what they saw.

 

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