Deep Impact Revisited

Before and after images of the target area for the Deep Impact Mission. The high resolution on the left shows the terrain of Tempel 1 taken by the Deep Impact spacecraft. The lower resolution image on the right, taken by StardustNExT, shows the impact crater. The outer circle annotated on the right-hand image shows the outer rim of the crater and the inner circle shows the crater floor. The crater is estimated to be 150 meters (500 feet) in diameter.

Other images from the fly-by are at the NASA Image Gallery.

Before and After
Tempel 1 Before and After Deep Impact
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Maryland/Cornell


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