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Looking Back at a Job Well Done
view of Tempel 1 from below after impact

This image shows the view from Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft as it turned back to look at comet Tempel 1. Fifty minutes earlier, the spacecraft's probe was run over by the comet. That collision kicked up plumes of ejected material, seen here streaming away from the back side of the comet. This image was taken by the flyby craft's high-resolution camera.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

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