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Surface changes on Tempel 1

Surface changes on Tempel 1

NASA / JPL / Cornell / animation by Daniel Macháček

Surface changes on Tempel 1
In this animation, two views of Tempel 1, from Deep Impact in 2005 and Stardust in 2011, have been warped to match their geometry and then morphed back and forth. Some of the apparent motion between the two images is due to the different viewing geometry, but there are a few visible changes to the surface between the pair of images, particularly along the edge of the smooth flow-like feature at the bottom of the image and at the site of the Deep Impact crash between the two dark-rimmed circular features.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Daniel Macháček

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