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Tempel 1 smash!
Filed under pretty pictures, Deep Impact, comets, amateur image processing, best of, comet Tempel 1
This image was captured by the Deep Impact flyby spacecraft's medium resolution imager on July 4, 2005, just seconds after the impactor spacecraft crashed into comet Tempel 1. Especially icy patches appear white or blue.
NASA / JPL / UMD / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic
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Original image data dated on or about July 4, 2005
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