PIA02126: Blinded by the Jets
Target Name: Tempel 1
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Deep Impact
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Instrument: Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
Product Size: 494 x 494 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
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This image shows the view from Deep Impact's probe 30 minutes before it was pummeled by comet Tempel 1. The picture's brightness has been enhanced to show the jets of dust streaming away from the comet. The image was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-04