Headed Toward the Light
This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium-resolution camera on NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft. It was taken on June 30, 2005, when the spacecraft was 3,262,030.3 kilometers (2,027,026 miles) away from the comet. Four images were combined together, and a logarithmic stretch was applied to enhance the coma of the comet.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD
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