PIA02140: Tempel Fades into Night
Target Name: Tempel 1
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Deep Impact
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Instrument: High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
Product Size: 314 x 234 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA02140.jpg (2.4 kB)

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This movie is made up of images taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft after it turned around to capture last shots of a receding comet Tempel 1. Earlier, the mission's probe had smashed into the surface of Tempel 1, kicking up the fan-shaped plume of dust seen here behind the comet. These pictures were taken by the flyby craft's high-resolution camera over a period beginning 50 minutes after impact, and ending about 12 hours after impact. Impact occurred at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3, 2005.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-11