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CO2 Jet Process

process of active CO2 jet carrying ice Click for larger image.
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Caption: This graphic depicts the process seen on Hartley 2 where subsurface carbon dioxide ice located deeper in the comet, feels the warmth from the sun and sublimates out of the nucleus in jets carrying bits of water ice with it. The jets appear above discrete surface features.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD/McREL

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