Bruce Murray Space Image Library

The Deep Impact Impact onto Tempel 1 as witnessed by Hubble

The Deep Impact Impact onto Tempel 1 as witnessed by Hubble
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. NASA, ESA, P. Feldman (JHU) and H. Weaver (JHU/APL)
Tempel 1 as seen by Hubble, a minute prior to impact (July 4, 2005 at 05:51 UTC)
Tempel 1 as seen by Hubble, a minute prior to impact (July 4, 2005 at 05:51 UTC) NASA, ESA, P. Feldman (JHU) and H. Weaver (JHU/APL)
Tempel 1 as seen by Hubble, 19 minutes after impact (July 4, 2005 at 06:01 UTC)
Tempel 1 as seen by Hubble, 19 minutes after impact (July 4, 2005 at 06:01 UTC) The comet's brightness increased by a factor of 4, and the cloud of gas and dust around the nucleus spread out to about 200 kilometers wide. NASA, ESA, P. Feldman (JHU) and H. Weaver (JHU/APL)

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