Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Deep Impact animation on approach to Tempel 1
Filed under pretty pictures, animation, comets, comet Tempel 1, Deep Impact
This movie is made up of many frames captured by Deep Impact's Medium Resolution Imager between June 22 and June 24, 2004. A brightening by a factor of about 5 and a rapid decay to baseline brightness were observed on June 22. The same outburst was also observed by the Hubble Space Telescope and several ground observatories.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / UMD
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about June 24, 2004
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