Photos: Snowy dirtball

Photos: Snowy dirtball

Summary: NASA reveals discoveries made following the July 4 collision between its Deep Impact probe and comet Tempel 1.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Tempel 1

    This map of comet Tempel 1 was made by scaling images taken by the NASA probe Deep Impact to about 5 yards per pixel. Arrows a and b point to large, smooth regions and the impact site is indicated by the third large arrow. NASA scientists say the comet's surface is weaker than a snowbank. The probe collided with Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005.

  • Tempel 1

    A closer look at Tempel 1 comes from the probe's impactor targeting sensor.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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  • RE: Photos: Snowy dirtball

  • RE: Photos: Snowy dirtball

    Excellent - Keep it up!