With a breathtaking lapse of logic, Hoagland first alleged that NASA had deliberately delayed releasing the images acquired by Stardust-NExT for seven hours in order to substitute doctored-up fakes, and then declared that the 7-hour-late images themselves proved that this object was artificial. His argument was as follows:
Look closely into the crater. You can see layers. But you can't make layers in zero-g.
Who said anything about zero-g? Tempel 1's mass is 7.5 x 1013 kg—enough to create a micro gravitational field. Although certainly very small, Tempel 1's gravity was sufficient that some of the debris thrown out by the Deep Impact experiment fell back into the crater.
Just as our own planet periodically passes through dust clouds, creating seasonal meteor displays like the Perseids and Geminids, so any comet is bound to pass through similar clouds, and inevitably some will adhere even in the very small gravity of Tempel 1. It does not stretch my imagination that dust might accumulate in layers, although I personally can't see Hoagland's "layers" any more than I could see his rivits [sic] holding Phobos together.
Tempel looks just like a battered rock that's been around for billions of years. Fans of RCH should ask themselves if Tempel is:
a) An alien spaceship cunningly disguised to look like a rock, or
b) A rock.
They might also ask themselves: Is Richard Hoagland:
a) A scientist, or
b) A showman