PIA02134: Capturing the 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: 720 x 540 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
Full-Res TIFF: PIA02134.tif (389.4 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA02134.jpg (20.02 kB)

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Quick Time Movie for PIA02134 High Resolution Impact
Quick Time Movie for PIA02134 High Resolution Impact

This movie taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe. It was taken by the flyby craft's high-resolution camera over a period of about 40 seconds. The image has been digitally processed to enhance the view of the comet's nucleus.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-04