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Orbit of Comet Tempel 1

Orbit of Comet Tempel 1
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Looking down upon the Solar System from above (plane view), this image shows the orbital path of Earth, Mars, Comet Tempel 1 and Jupiter. The positions of the Earth at launch and encounter are marked with a solid circle as is the comet at encounter.

CREDIT: Tony Farnham

 

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