PIA02123: Gone in a Flash
 Target Name:  Tempel 1
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Deep Impact
 Spacecraft:  Deep Impact
 Instrument:  High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
 Product Size:  471 x 471 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  University of Maryland
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02123.tif (222.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02123.jpg (11.77 kB)

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This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4). It was taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution camera 13 seconds after impact. The image has been digitally processed to better show the comet's nucleus.

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