PIA07879: Deep Impact Spots Quarry
Target Name: Tempel 1
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Deep Impact
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Product Size: 750 x 750 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:

Sixty-nine days before it gets up-close-and-personal with a comet, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft successfully photographed its quarry, comet Tempel 1, at a distance of 39.7 million miles. The image, taken on April 25, 2005, is the first of many comet portraits Deep Impact will take leading up to its historic comet encounter on July 4.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/UMD

Image Addition Date:
2005-04-27