NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe taken by the high-resolution camera over a period of 40 seconds.
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Capturing the Flash

Quick Time Movie for PIA02134 High Resolution Impact
Quick Time Movie for PIA02134 High Resolution Impact

This movie taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe. It was taken by the flyby craft's high-resolution camera over a period of about 40 seconds. The image has been digitally processed to enhance the view of the comet's nucleus.

Image details

ID#:
PIA02134

Date added:
2005-07-04

Target:
Tempel 1

Mission:
Deep Impact

Spacecraft:
Deep Impact

Instruments:
High Resolution Imager (HRI)

Size:
720 x 540 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



Views:
3,431

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA02134.tif (0.39 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA02134.jpg (0.02 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD