PIA02120: Face-to-Face With a Comet
Target Name: Tempel 1
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Deep Impact
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Instrument: Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
Product Size: 247 x 240 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image shows comet Tempel 1 sixty seconds before it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4). The picture was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-04