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Capturing the Flash
07.04.05
Impact Movie 2

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This movie taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe. It was taken by the flyby craft's high-resolution camera over a period of about 40 seconds. The image has been digitally processed to enhance the view of the comet's nucleus.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

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