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Anniversary Portrait of Comet Borrelly

Press Release From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Monday, October 7, 2002

A new composite of images taken by NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft when it flew by comet Borrelly on Sept. 22, 2001, shows features of the comet's nucleus, dust jets escaping the nucleus and the cloudlike "coma" of dust and gases surrounding the nucleus. False color is used to reveal details of the jets and coma.

Browse image:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/comet/borrelly_1002_browse.jpg

High resolution image (650 KB):
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/comet/borrelly_1002.jpg

More about Deep Space 1
http://nmp.jpl.nasa.gov/ds1/

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