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Deep Impact "lookback" image of Tempel 1

Deep Impact "lookback" image of Tempel 1

NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Deep Impact "lookback" image of Tempel 1
This "lookback" image was captured by Deep Impact's high-resolution imager as it receded from comet Tempel 1 early today. The bright spot is not an incandescent flare; it represents dust in the ejecta curtain spraying out from the comet, which is backlit by the Sun.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about July 4, 2005

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