PIA02115: Separation Anxiety Over for Deep Impact
Target Name: Tempel 1
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Deep Impact
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Product Size: 516 x 499 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA02115.jpg (12.95 kB)

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This image of Deep Impact's impactor probe was taken by the mission's mother ship, or flyby spacecraft, after the two separated at 11:07 p.m. Pacific time, July 2 (2:07 a.m. Eastern time, July 3). The impactor is scheduled to collide with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4). The impactor can be seen at the center of the image.

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