This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 on July 3, 2005. It was taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution camera 13 seconds after impact.
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Gone in a Flash

This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4). It was taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution camera 13 seconds after impact. The image has been digitally processed to better show the comet's nucleus.

Image details

ID#:
PIA02123

Date added:
2005-07-04

Target:
Tempel 1

Mission:
Deep Impact

Spacecraft:
Deep Impact

Instruments:
High Resolution Imager (HRI)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA02123.tif (0.22 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA02123.jpg (0.01 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD