This image shows the view from NASA's  Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft as it turned back to look at comet Tempel 1. Fifty minutes earlier, the spacecraft's probe was run over by the comet.
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Looking Back at a Job Well Done

This image shows the view from Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft as it turned back to look at comet Tempel 1. Fifty minutes earlier, the spacecraft's probe was run over by the comet. That collision kicked up plumes of ejected material, seen here streaming away from the back side of the comet. This image was taken by the flyby craft's high-resolution camera.

Image details

ID#:
PIA02133

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:
PIA02133.tif (0.26 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA02133.jpg (0.01 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD