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Key to Surface Features
9.25.06
Key to Surface Features

This ITS composite image of Tempel 1 has several examples of different features marked. These represent the nomenclature used by the Deep Impact science team for discussing features.

  1. linear outcrops
  2. intermediate roughness pitted surface
  3. pitted and rough surface
  4. isolated, rimless depressions
  5. rim remnants
  6. close-packed depressions
  7. large arcuate depressions
  8. stripped surface
  9. smooth units
  10. exposures of ice


Photo Credit: NASA/UM/Cornell/Peter Thomas

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