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Comet Impact:
July 4, 2005

Impact Velocity:
23,000 mph

Spacecraft Size:
Flyby spacecraft - nearly as large as a Volkswagen Beetle automobile.

Impactor spacecraft - about the same dimensions as a typical living room coffee table.



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Deep Impact hits comet tempel 1World Book @ NASA entry on comets

Welcome to NASA's Deep Impact mission, a first look inside a comet.
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false-color image shows comet Tempel 1 about 50 minutes after Deep Impact's probe smashed into its surface

NASA's Deep Impact Tells a Tale of the Comet
07.08.05 -- Data from Deep Impact's instruments indicate an immense cloud of fine powdery material was released when the probe slammed into the nucleus of comet Tempel 1.
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+ Impact movie: from impactor's point-of-view
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  COMET TEMPEL 1 IMAGES
 
 
Comet Tempel's Silhouette
07.08.05
Comet Tempel's Silhouette
image of comet tempel 1
07.04.05
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
surface of comet Tempel 1 was taken about 20 seconds before Deep Impact's probe crashed into the comet
07.06.05
Wipe Out
This spectacular image of comet Tempel 1 was taken 67 seconds after it obliterated Deep Impact's impactor spacecraft.
07.05.05
Tempel Alive With Light
Image of comet tempel 1
07.04.05
A Cyber-Astronaut's Final Moves
Impact Movie 2
07.04.05
Capturing the Flash
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  MISSION NEWS
 
 07.08.05 - NASA's Deep Impact Tells a Tale of the Comet
Data from Deep Impact's instruments indicate an immense cloud of fine powdery material was released when the probe slammed into the nucleus of comet Tempel 1.
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 Tempel Fades into Night
Tempel Fades Into Night (Movie)
This movie is made up of images taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft.
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 The Comets perform at JPL.
Comets a Smash at JPL
The rock group "The Comets" created a new music video to celebrate Deep Impact's successful comet encounter.
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 Outburst from comet Tempel 1
Journey to a Comet (MRI movie)
This movie shows Deep Impact's approach to comet Tempel 1.
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 Deep Impact Interactive Flash
Night of the Comet
Deep Impact is headed for comet Tempel 1 and a new interactive Flash feature details the historic event.
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