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Face-to-Face With a Comet
07.04.05
Comet Tempel 1 sixty seconds before impact

This image shows comet Tempel 1 six minutes before it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4). The picture was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

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