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Ejecta plume from Tempel 1, 13 seconds after impact
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- Title Ejecta plume from Tempel 1, 13 seconds after impact
- Released 04/07/2005 12:57 pm
- Copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD
This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with Comet 9P/Tempel 1 at 07:52 CEST, 4 July 2005. It was taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution camera 13 seconds after impact. The image has been digitally processed to better show the comet's nucleus.