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Tempel 1 Ejecta Development
09.06.05
HRI sequence showing the development of the ejecta. Red arrows (image 3 and 7) highlight shadows due to opacity of the ejecta, while yellow arrow (image 8) indicates the zone of avoidance in the up range direction.

The following sequence of eight images depicts the development of the ejecta plume when Deep Impact's impactor collided with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4) . The red arrow (appearing in both image 3 and 7) highlight shadows due to opacity of the ejecta. The yellow arrow on image 8 indicates the zone of avoidance in the up range direction. The 8 images, taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution camera, were spaced 0.84 seconds apart.

Credit: NASA/JPL/UMd

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