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Deep Impact's final observations: Comet ISON

Deep Impact's final observations: Comet ISON

NASA / JPL / UMD / Emily Lakdawalla

Deep Impact's final observations: Comet ISON
This image of comet ISON is a stack of 96 photos taken with Deep Impact's Medium Resolution Imager on March 9 and 10, 2013. The image is enlarged from the original resolution by a factor of 4. The comet was about 3.9 AU from Deep Impact at the time. These are the last images that Deep Impact returned to Earth before failing in August 2013.

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

Original image data dated on or about March 10, 2013

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