PIA13857: Comet Tempel 1, in Context
Target Name: Tempel 1
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Deep Impact
Stardust
Instrument: Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Product Size: 1566 x 1232 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Maryland
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This image shows the area where scientists predicted an impactor released from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005 would hit the surface of comet Tempel 1.

This image was obtained by Deep Impact's impactor during its path into the comet.

The University of Maryland was responsible for overall Deep Impact mission science, and project management is handled by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The spacecraft was built for NASA by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colo. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

For information about Deep Impact, please visit www.nasa.gov/deepimpact .

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Maryland

Image Addition Date:
2011-02-16