PIA02102: I Spy a Comet!
Target Name: Tempel 1
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Deep Impact
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Product Size: 512 x 512 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
Full-Res TIFF: PIA02102.tif (262.6 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA02102.jpg (11.89 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on Deep Impact. It was taken on June 25, 2005, when the spacecraft was 8,007,845.1 kilometers (4,976,075 miles) away from the comet. Ten images were combined to create this picture, and a logarithmic stretch was applied to enhance the coma of the comet.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2005-06-25