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DEEP IMPACT MISSION
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The comet's speed and direction won't be changed by the impact. The collision will be similar to a small pebble hitting a semi-truck.


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COMET TEMPEL 1 IMAGES
Spitzer Dust Comparison
10.02.06
Spitzer Dust Comparison
Spitzer Observations of the Encounter
10.02.06
Spitzer Observations of the Encounter
Comet Tempel 1 Nucleus Shape Model
10.02.06
Comet Tempel 1 Nucleus Shape Model
Spitzer Ejecta Spectral Model for Comet Tempel 1
10.02.06
Spitzer Ejecta Spectral Model
Comet Tempel 1 Coordinate System
10.02.06
Comet Tempel 1 Coordinate System
Distribution Maps of Coma and Regional Spectra in Coma
10.02.06
Distribution Maps of Coma and Regional Spectra in Coma
Maps and Spectra of Ice-rich Areas on Comet Tempel 1
10.02.06
Maps and Spectra of Ice-rich Areas on Comet Tempel 1
Color Ratio of Nucleus of Comet Tempel 1
10.02.06
Color Ratio of Comet Tempel 1 Nucleus
Comet Tempel 1 Albedo Maps
10.02.06
Comet Tempel 1 Albedo Maps
Ice Patches on Tempel 1
10.02.06
Ice Patches on Comet Tempel 1
Comet Tempel 1 Composite Map
10.02.06
Comet Tempel 1 Composite Map
Comet Tempel 1 Surface Ice Spectra
10.02.06
Comet Tempel 1 Surface Ice Spectra
Surface Ice on Comet Tempel 1
10.02.06
Surface Ice on Comet Tempel 1
Temperature Map and Three Ice Rich Regions on Tempel 1's Surface
10.02.06
Temperature Map and Three Ice Rich Regions on Tempel 1's Surface
Distribution Maps of Coma and Regional Spectra in Coma
10.02.06
Distribution Maps of Coma and Regional Spectra in Coma
Comet Tempel 1 Ejecta Development
10.02.06
Comet Tempel 1 Ejecta Development
Vapor Plume Spectrum
10.02.06
Comet Tempel 1 Vapor Plume Spectrum
Spectrometer Slit Position
10.02.06
Spectrometer Slit Position
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ARTIST CONCEPTS
Animation of Deep Impact Flyby
07.01.05
The Road to Tempel
Animation of comet formation
07.01.05
Genesis of a Comet
artist's concept illustrating Tempel 1 in visible (left) and infrared views

Space Telescopes See Comet Tempel 1
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SPACECRAFT AND INSTRUMENTS
flash of light showing impactor after release from flyby
07.03.05
Separation Anxiety Over for Deep Impact
Flash from simulated impact
07.01.05
It Happens in a Flash
Deep Impact Assembly
07.01.05
The Making of Deep Impact
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MULTIMEDIA
Sequence of Approach Images
Sequence of Approach Images
Sequence of images obtained roughly every 4 hours from June 10 through July 3.
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Rotational Sequence
Rotational Sequence
Series of 11 images from June 27 that show a full rotation of the nucleus.
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Limb Jet Sequence
Limb Jet Sequence
Series of 11 images from June 27 that show a full rotation of the nucleus.
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Tempel Fades into Night
Tempel Fades Into Night (Movie)
This movie is made up of images taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft.
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LAUNCH COVERAGE
Deep Impact successfully launches aboard a Delta II rocket

Deep Impact
Launched Jan. 12, 2005

Take a look back at NASA's exciting pre-launch and launch coverage activities.
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