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Animation the first XMM-Newton images of impact
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- Title Animation the first XMM-Newton images of impact
- Released 04/07/2005 9:40 am
- Copyright ESA/MSSL/Optical Monitor team. Image by Pedro Rodriguez, ESAC (Spain)
The first two images were taken just before impact, and in the following images the brightening due to impact is visible. These images were taken with the Optical Monitor blue filter, with which it is possible to measure the outcoming gas and dust.
More images from the Optical Monitor are expected in the next hours. Measurements with other XMM-Newton instruments should provide information about the chemical composition of the outcoming material.
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