This image shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor on July 4, 2005. Animation available at the Photojournal.
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One-Way Trip to Tempel

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Impactor Targeting Sensor Approach

This movie shows Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor. The probe collided with the comet at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4).

Image details

ID#:
PIA02135

Date added:
2005-07-04

Target:
Tempel 1

Mission:
Deep Impact

Spacecraft:
Deep Impact

Instruments:
Impactor Targeting Sensor

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2,598

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA02135.tif (0.28 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA02135.jpg (0.03 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD