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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA13855:
Tempel 1 Impact Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13856:
Tempel 1 Impact Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These two images show the different views of comet Tempel 1 seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft (left) and NASA's Stardust spacecraft (right).
PIA13859:
Tempel 1, as Seen by Two Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13857:
Comet Tempel 1, in Context
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This pair of images shows a before-and-after comparison of the area on comet Tempel 1 targeted by an impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13858:
Deep Impact's Effect on Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image mosaic shows four different views of comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Stardust spacecraft as it flew by on Feb. 14, 2011. The images progress in time beginning at upper left, upper right, to lower left, then lower right.
PIA13860:
Four Views of Comet Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image obtained by NASA's Stardust spacecraft shows a side of the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 that has never been seen before; three terraces of different elevations are visible, with dark, banded scarps, or slopes, separating them.
PIA13861:
New Territory on Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image layout depicts changes in the surface of comet Tempel 1, observed first by NASA's Deep Impact Mission in 2005 (top right) and again by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission on Feb. 14, 2011 (bottom right).
PIA13862:
Changes to Smooth Terrain (Annotated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image layout depicts changes in the surface of comet Tempel 1, observed first by NASA's Deep Impact Mission in 2005 (top right) and again by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission on Feb. 14, 2011 (bottom right).
PIA13863:
Changes to Smooth Terrain (Unannotated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-17 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image shows the location of the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed
PIA13867:
Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This series of images shows the area where NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. The view zooms in as the images progress from top left to right, and then bottom left to right.
PIA13868:
Before the Deep Impact Collision
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image shows the surface of comet Tempel 1 before and after NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the comet in 2005. The region was imaged by Deep Impact before the collision (left), then six years later on by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission.
PIA13869:
Comet Tempel 1 Six Years Later
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Comet Tempel 1 in Stereo (reversed)
PIA13870:
Comet Tempel 1 in Stereo (reversed)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA13871:
Comet Tempel 1 in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This anaglyph shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13872:
Deep Impact Site in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA13873:
Tempel 1 Impact Site (unannotated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-05 Tempel 1 EPOXI
Herschel Space Observatory
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Using NASA's Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have discovered that comet Hartley 2 possesses a ratio of 'heavy water' to light, or normal, water that matches what's found in Earth's oceans.
PIA14737:
Heavy and Light Just Right
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-05 Tempel 1 EPOXI
Herschel Space Observatory
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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New measurements from NASA's Herschel Space Observatory have discovered water with the same chemical signature as our oceans in a comet called Hartley 2 (pictured at right). The image at bottom right is an artist's concept of a comet.
PIA14738:
The Same Here as There
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's Tempel 1 Mission Update. Images of impact taken with the medium resolution imager. The blue dotted line is the position of the spectrometer's slit.
PIA02144:
Tempel 1 Mission Update
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This artist's concept gives us a look at the moment of impact and the forming of the crater.
PIA07923:
Artist's Concept of Deep Impact's Encounter with Comet Tempel 1
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Chandra X-ray Telescope
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X-ray Eyes on Tempel
PIA02118:
X-ray Eyes on Tempel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe taken by the high-resolution camera over a period of 40 seconds.
PIA02134:
Capturing the Flash Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This image shows the view from NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft as it turned back to look at comet Tempel 1. Fifty minutes earlier, the spacecraft's probe was run over by the comet.
PIA02133:
Looking Back at a Job Well Done
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Bull's Eye!
PIA02121:
Bull's Eye!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This image is from an animation that chronicles the travels of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, from its launch in January of 2005 to its dramatic impact 172 days later with comet Tempel 1.
PIA02106:
The Road to Tempel (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-29 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Closing in on a Comet
PIA02112:
Closing in on a Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Tempel 1 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Tempel 1 and Hartley 2
PIA13629:
Tempel 1 and Hartley 2
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Face-to-Face With a Comet
PIA02120:
Face-to-Face With a Comet
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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Tempel 1 Nucleus
PIA02119:
Tempel 1 Nucleus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-24 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Capturing the Coma
PIA02101:
Capturing the Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-20 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft on June 20, 2005. The object on the right is a star.
PIA02100:
Getting Closer
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Tempel Poses Next to a Star
PIA03299:
Tempel Poses Next to a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-17 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
PIA03298:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Tempel 1 First Op-Nav
PIA07880:
Tempel 1 First Op-Nav
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Deep Impact Spots Quarry
PIA07879:
Deep Impact Spots Quarry
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Hale Telescope 200-inch
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Deep Impact on Its Way
PIA07266:
Deep Impact on Its Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Tempel 1 EPOXI
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EPOXI's Trip to Meet Comet Hartley 2
PIA13546:
EPOXI's Trip to Meet Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-05 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Autonomous Navigation System
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This image shows how NASA's Deep Impact's impactor targeted comet Tempel 1 as the spacecraft made its final approach in the early morning hours of July 4, 2005.
PIA02136:
A Cyber-Astronaut's Final Moves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-06 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image of the surface of comet Tempel 1 was taken about 20 seconds before NASA's Deep Impact's probe crashed into the comet on July 3, 2005. This particular region contains the impact site.
PIA02138:
Wipe Out
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This Tempel 1 image was built up from scaling images from NASA's Deep Impact to 5 meters/pixel and aligned to fixed points. Each image at closer range replaced equivalent locations observed at a greater distance.
PIA02142:
Tempel 1 Composite Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-20 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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The image depicts the first moments after NASA's Deep Impact's probe interfaced with comet Tempel 1. The illuminated, and possibly incandescent, debris is expanding from the impact site.
PIA02141:
First Contact
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft took this image 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.
PIA02140:
Tempel Fades into Night Animation Icon
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This false-color image shows comet Tempel 1 about 50 minutes after NASA's Deep Impact's probe smashed into its surface. The impact site is located on the far side of the comet in this view.
PIA02139:
Comet Tempel's Silhouette
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This spectacular image of comet Tempel 1 was taken 67 seconds after it obliterated NASA's Deep Impact's impactor spacecraft.
PIA02137:
Tempel Alive with Light
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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When NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with Tempel 1, a bright, small flash was created, which rapidly expanded above the surface of the comet. This flash lasted for more than a second.
PIA02131:
Moment of Impact
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Untouched Tempel
PIA02129:
Untouched Tempel
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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So Close You Can Almost Touch It
PIA02128:
So Close You Can Almost Touch It
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Blinded by the Jets
PIA02126:
Blinded by the Jets
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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We're Going In!
PIA02125:
We're Going In! Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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Hubble Witnesses Comet Crash
PIA02122:
Hubble Witnesses Comet Crash
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Before the Crash
PIA02124:
Before the Crash
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Less Than Three Days Away!
PIA02114:
Less Than Three Days Away!
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Headed Toward the Light
PIA02113:
Headed Toward the Light
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Analyzing a Cometary 'Sneeze'
PIA02111:
Analyzing a Cometary 'Sneeze'
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Cometary 'Sneeze'
PIA02105:
Cometary 'Sneeze' Animation Icon
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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On Course for a Comet
PIA02104:
On Course for a Comet
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Comet Dead Ahead
PIA02103:
Comet Dead Ahead
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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I Spy a Comet!
PIA02102:
I Spy a Comet!
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Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept)
PIA03516:
Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Separation Anxiety Over for Deep Impact
PIA02115:
Separation Anxiety Over for Deep Impact
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Infrared Spectrometer (IRS)
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This is a Tempel 1 temperature map of the nucleus with different spatial resolutions from NASA's Deep Impact mission. The color bar in the middle gives temperature in Kelvins. The sun is to the right in all images.
PIA02143:
Temperature Map of Tempel 1
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Hit Me With Your Best Shot
PIA02127:
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Journey to a Comet (Animation)
PIA02117:
Journey to a Comet (Animation) Animation Icon
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
PIA03297:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 on July 3, 2005. It was taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution camera 13 seconds after impact.
PIA02123:
Gone in a Flash
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor on July 4, 2005. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA02135:
One-Way Trip to Tempel Animation Icon
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
Infrared Spectrometer
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This image composite shows comet Tempel 1 in infrared light . The infrared picture highlights the warm, or sunlit, side of the comet, where NASA's Deep Impact probe later hit.
PIA02132:
Sunny Side of a Comet
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This movie was 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 medium-resolution camera.
PIA02130:
Impactor No More (Animation) Animation Icon
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Impactor Eyes Comet Target
PIA02116:
Impactor Eyes Comet Target
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
PIA07998:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-27 Toutatis 4096x3072x3
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
PIA00515:
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
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Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
PIA00515:
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
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Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
PIA00515:
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
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Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
PIA00515:
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-08 Vesta Dawn
Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped these images of the asteroid Vesta in preparation for the Dawn spacecraft's visit in 2011. The images show the difference in brightness and color on the asteroid's surface.
PIA13428:
The Faces of Vesta
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Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 observed the potato-shaped asteroid in preparation for the visit by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in 2011. This is one frame from a movie showing the difference in brightness and color on the asteroid's surface.
PIA13427:
A New Spin on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This chart based on data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer illustrates why infrared-sensing telescopes are more suited to finding small, dark asteroids than telescopes that detect visible light.
PIA14732:
Infrared Telescopes Spy Small, Dark Asteroids
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This chart based on data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer illustrates how infrared is used to more accurately determine an asteroid's size; three asteroids of different sizes can look similar when viewed in visible-light.
PIA14733:
How to Tell the Size of An Asteroid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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Data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has led to revisions in the estimated population of near-Earth asteroids. The most accurate survey to date has allowed new estimates of the total numbers of objects in different size categories.
PIA14734:
WISE Revises Numbers of Asteroids Near Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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Changing Views of Our Solar System
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Changing Views of Our Solar System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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Portrait of Two Asteroids in Different Light
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Portrait of Two Asteroids in Different Light Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Framing Camera
HiRISE
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A distinctive 'pitted terrain' observed by NASA's Dawn mission on asteroid Vesta has also been seen on Mars. The morphologies of pits are similar on both bodies, with irregular shapes and sharp angles where pits share walls.
PIA16185:
Pitted Terrain on Mars and Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Vesta Dawn
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.
PIA16841:
A Shared Bombardment History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-27 Vesta Dawn
Hubble Space Telescope
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Hubble Space Telescope
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These two maps of the giant asteroid Vesta show patterns of brightness from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top) and NASA's Dawn spacecraft (bottom). Hubble's view is from an orbit around Earth. Dawn went into orbit around Vesta from 2011 to 2012.
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Two Views of Vesta Bright and Dark
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Hubble Space Telescope
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Hubble Space Telescope
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These two images compare topographic maps of the giant asteroid Vesta as discerned by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top) and as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft (bottom). Hubble has been in an orbit around Earth, while Dawn orbited Vesta from 2011 to 2012.
PIA17466:
Comparing Vesta's Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-05 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an escarpment located in asteroid Vesta's near Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole.
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Escarpment on Vesta
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is located in asteroid Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle.
PIA15789:
Subdued and Fresh Craters
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This image of the giant asteroid Vesta was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in the evening Nov. 27 PST (early morning Nov. 28, UTC), as it was spiraling down from its high altitude mapping orbit to low altitude mapping orbit.
PIA15175:
Dawn Orbiting Over Vesta
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by the approximately 8 km diameter bright ray crater named Tuccia on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15122:
Recent Impact on the Rim of Tuccia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-08 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of an unusual hill on asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 18, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14695:
Unusual Hill on Vesta
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Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of craters with bright features on asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 18, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14692:
Craters with Bright Features
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Framing Camera
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This atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA17480:
Touring the Giant Asteroid Vesta
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Framing Camera
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This map shows the distribution of dark materials throughout the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta. The circles, diamonds, and stars show where the dark material appears in craters, spots and topographic highs.
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Distribution of Vesta's Dark Materials, Southern View
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Framing Camera
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This composite-color view from NASA's Dawn mission shows Cornelia Crater, streaked with dark materials, on the giant asteroid Vesta. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA16631:
3-D View of Dark-Stained Cornelia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-03 Vesta Dawn
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These mosaic images from NASA's Dawn mission show how dark, carbon-rich materials tend to speckle the rims of smaller craters or their immediate surroundings on the giant asteroid Vesta; Numisia Crater is shown at left.
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Dark Crater Rims
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This image shows a close-up of long, narrow, sinuous gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta. The crater shown here is called Cornelia.
PIA16490:
Sinuous Gullies, Close-up
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Framing Camera
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This image shows examples of straighter, shorter, wider gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta. The crater shown here is called Fonteia.
PIA16491:
Straight Gullies in Fonteia
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Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a close up of part of the rim around the crater Canuleia on the giant asteroid Vesta. Canuleia, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter, is the large crater at the bottom-left of this image.
PIA16176:
Canuleia, Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-26 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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This map from NASA's Dawn mission indicates the presence of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta about 30 degrees north latitude, in August 2011. At the time, it was winter in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
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Map of Hydrated Minerals on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
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This perspective view of Cornelia crater on the giant asteroid Vesta shows an example of 'pitted terrain,' an unexpected discovery in data returned by NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA16183:
Cornelia is the Pits
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