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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  University of Maryland
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02115.tif (258 kB)
 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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