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 (width x height)
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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Original Caption Released with Image:

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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-04