Multimedia Features

Text Size

Before the Crash
comet Tempel 1 initial ejecta

This image shows comet Tempel 1 sixty seconds 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

+ High resolution version of image

+ View image archive