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The Deep Impact Impact onto Tempel 1 as witnessed by Hubble

The Deep Impact Impact onto Tempel 1 as witnessed by Hubble

NASA, ESA, P. Feldman (JHU) and H. Weaver (JHU/APL)

The Deep Impact Impact onto Tempel 1 as witnessed by Hubble
This photo was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope at 07:20 UTC on July 4, 2005, 28 minutes after the Deep Impact Impactor spacecraft crashed into the comet. The fan-like cloud of gas and dust extends about 1800 kilometers from the nucleus.

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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