Hubble captures Deep Impact's collision with a comet (view 12 minutes after impact)

This image shows that just 12 minutes after the collision, the innermost coma of dust appears 10 times brighter than in the pre-impact photo. The impact caused a brilliant flash of light and a constant increase in the brightness of the inner cloud of dust.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:heic0509c
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 : Coma
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