This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
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Comet Tempel 1, in Context

This image shows the area where scientists predicted an impactor released from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005 would hit the surface of comet Tempel 1.

This image was obtained by Deep Impact's impactor during its path into the comet.

The University of Maryland was responsible for overall Deep Impact mission science, and project management is handled by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The spacecraft was built for NASA by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colo. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

For information about Deep Impact, please visit www.nasa.gov/deepimpact .

Image details

ID#:
PIA13857

Date added:
2011-02-16

Target:
Comet

Mission:
StardustNExT

Spacecraft:
Deep Impact

Instruments:
Medium Resolution Imager (MRI)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA13857.tif (5.8 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA13857.jpg (0.12 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Maryland