PIA02117: Journey to a Comet (Animation)
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 290 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
Full-Res TIFF: PIA02117.tif (150 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA02117.jpg (14.68 kB)

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Quick Time Movie for PIA02117 The Road to Tempel
Quick Time Movie for PIA02117 Journey to a Comet

This movie shows Deep Impact's approach to comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the spacecraft's medium-resolution camera from May 1 to July 2, 3:50 Universal Time. The spacecraft detected three outbursts during this time period, on June 14, June 22 and July 2. The outbursts appear as flickers or bursts of light. The movie ends during the middle of the final outburst.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-04