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A 'light curve' of Comet 9P/Tempel 1
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- Title A 'light curve' of Comet 9P/Tempel 1
- Released 04/07/2005 7:24 pm
- Copyright ESA/OSIRIS consortium
A 'light curve' of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 produced by the OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera using its clear filter. This shows how the comet's intensity varies in time, starting from impact. The light curve shows that about 30 minutes after impact the brightness of the comet had increased by five times.