Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Comet 9P/Tempel 1 from Deep Impact, in color

Comet 9P/Tempel 1 from Deep Impact, in color
Comet 9P/Tempel 1 from Deep Impact, in color Best global color image of 9P/Tempel 1 taken with Deep Impact's Medium Resolution Imager on 4 July 2005. NASA / JPL-Caltech / UMD / Daniel Macháček

Made from three images taken between 5:56:25 and 5:56:42 UTC from distance between 1,509 and 1,344 km through IR (9001031), green (9001029) and violet (9001034) filters (McLaughlin et al 2014). Color is enhanced and spectrally extended beyond human vision. Resolution is ~14.5 m/pix.

(McLaughlin et al 2014)
McLaughlin, S.A., B. Carcich, S.E. Sackett, T. McCarthy, M. Desnoyer, K.P. Klaasen, and D.W. Wellnitz, DEEP IMPACT 9P/TEMPEL ENCOUNTER - REDUCED MRI IMAGES V3.0, DIF-C-MRI-3/4-9P-ENCOUNTER-V3.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2014.

"We're changing the world. Are you in?"
- CEO Bill Nye

Sign up for email updates