Peanut or Drumstick? The core of comet Hartley 2, photographed by the Deep Impact spacecraft. NASA hide caption toggle caption NASA The Two-Way Spacecraft Beams Sharp Photos Of Comet's Core To NASA November 4, 2010 NASA got some nice pics in their inbox today from space, as the Deep Impact craft sent photos of comet Hartley 2. The viewing of the roughly 1.4-mile-long comet core occurred at 10 a.m. ET, according to the space agency.