Hubble captures Deep Impact's collision with a comet (view 3 min before impact)

The image shows the comet three minutes before impact. The encounter occurred at 7:52 CEST 4 July.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, P. Feldman (Johns Hopkins University), and H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab)

About the Image

Id:heic0509b
Type:Observation
Release date:4 July 2005, 15:00
Related releases:heic0509
Size:846 x 846 px

About the Object

Name:Comet 9P, Tempel 1
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
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