PIA02116: Impactor Eyes Comet Target
Target Name: Tempel 1
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Deep Impact
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Instrument: Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
Product Size: 512 x 512 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
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Original Caption Released with Image:

Comet Tempel 1 as seen by the Deep Impact impactor targeting sensor at 7:44 Universal Time, July 3, 2005. This image was taken 1 hour and 37 minutes after the impactor was released from the flyby craft and is displayed on a logarithmic scale. The impactor was 808,478 kilometers (502,388 miles) away from the comet when the image was taken.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-04