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from "medium resolution" option at using the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope.

Caption from URL states in part "…the comet Encke riding along its pebbly trail of debris (long diagonal line) between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. ... Twin jets of material can also be seen shooting away from the comet in the short, fan-shaped emission, spreading horizontally from the comet."

  • Object Name: Comet Encke
  • Distance: 2.0 AU from Spitzer (at time of observation)
  • Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Kelley (Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Instrument: MIPS
  • Exposure Date: 2004-06-23
  • Exposure Time: 130 seconds
  • Release Date: 11 January 2005


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