Multimedia Features

Text Size

Hubble Eyes Comet Crash
comet Tempel 1 were taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the dramatic effects of the collision that occurred early July 4, Eastern time, between an 820-pound projectile released by the Deep Impact spacecraft and comet 9P/Tempel 1. This sequence of images shows the comet before and after the impact. The visible-light images were taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys' High Resolution Camera.

Image credit: NASA/ESA/Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab

+ Related animation showing impact
+ High resolution version of image
+ View image archive