The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
The Deep Impact Impact
Filed under pretty pictures, comets, comet Tempel 1, Deep Impact
An 8-frame sequence of the impact. Each frame is separated from the last by 50 milliseconds. The upper right frame shows the incandescent flare. The lower frames show the expanding ejecta curtain. The shadow of the narrow plume appears as a gash crossing the left side of the comet nucleus.
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about July 4, 2005
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