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Before impact: Comet 9P/Tempel 1 seen from Rosetta
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- Title Before impact: Comet 9P/Tempel 1 seen from Rosetta
- Released 04/07/2005 8:55 am
- Copyright ESA/OSIRIS consortium
These animated unprocessed images were taken by the OSIRIS Wide Angle Camera intrument on board ESA's Rosetta comet-chaser spacecraft.
They were taken between 29 June and 3 July, with a red filter and approximately three hours apart. The movement of the comet is clearly visible against the fixed stellar background.