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EPOXI Newsletter - Aug 2010

Hartley 2 IMAGES

More properly known as 103P/Hartley, the target of the EPOXI mission is already being targeted by experienced observers around the world. Currently, the comet is very faint, but it is anticipated that it will brighten enough to be observable with binoculars by mid-October. To check out the images and learn how to observe comets and asteroids, visit the Amateur Observers' Program (AOP) website at
Hartley 2 Gallery



This month, meet our Flight Director, who helps make sure the Deep Impact spacecraft flies and still wants to get his pilot's license.



  • Comet Lingo-Bingo
    Play a game of bingo testing your comet lingo after reading The Comet Chronicle, an engaging article written in a newspaper tabloid style.
    Comet Lingo Bingo


  • Comets Fly-By Breakthrough Collaborative Kent Denver!
    Whitney Cobb, McREL, recently participated in a teacher training of young college students who are interested in working with urban middle school students as part of a summer enrichment program at Breakthrough Kent Denver.
    Outreach Reports


  • Facebook
    Become a fan of the EPOXI Mission on Facebook! Newsletters will only be once a month, but FB postings will be more frequent. We've already got some images of 103P/Hartley posted by fans.
  • Twitter
    Not on Facebook! That's alright, you can stay up to date by following "cometexplorer" on Twitter.

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EPOXI E-News features information about the mission, its outreach web site, and products, services, and materials available from the EPOXI Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) team. The EPOXI mission combines two exciting science investigations in an entirely new mission that re-uses the Deep Impact spacecraft. The Extrasolar Planet Observation and Characterization (EPOCh) investigation observed stars that are known to have transiting giant planets. The Deep Impact Extended Investigation (DIXI) of comets observes comet 103P/Hartley 2 during a close flyby in November 2010. The EPOXI mission is a partnership among the University of Maryland (UMD), the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp (BATC), and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). EPOXI is a NASA Discovery mission of opportunity. See our website at


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