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.
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|Release date:||4 July 2005, 15:00|
|Size:||846 x 846 px|
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|606 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|