Bad Astronomy

Angry comet is angry

A couple of weeks ago, the space probe Stardust passed by the comet Tempel 1. While I was perusing the NASA images, I found this one:

I couldn’t help but notice the comet seemed a little angry. I made it a little more obvious:

Of course, if someone smashed a 370 kilo block of copper into me at 10 times the speed of a rifle bullet, I’d be pretty angry myself!

Related posts:

- Stardust snaps close-ups of a second-hand comet!
- Followup: Deep Impact crater on Tempel 1
- Ten Things You Don’t Know About Comets
- 3D House of Comet Nucleus!