Deep Impact Mission

Deep Impact fired a probe at Comet Tempel 1, gouging a fresh crater and giving astronomers a look at material beneath the surface, which probably had remained unchanged since the comet's birth.


Comets With the possible exception of Saturn's rings,...

Featured Images

Comet Tempel 1 as seen by the Stardust spacecraft, February 14, 2011
Close Cometary Encounter Thursday, February 17, 2011
Comet Tempel-1 from the Stardust spacecraft, February 14, 2011
Second Glance Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Comet Hartley-2 from Deep Impact Spacecraft
Fowl Comet? Friday, November 5, 2010
Deep Impact view of Comet Hartley-2
Closing In Thursday, November 4, 2010
Comet Hartley-2 from McDonald Observatory
Jolly Green Comet Thursday, October 21, 2010
Infrared view of Comet Hartley 2 from WISE
Heading for a Rendezvous Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Radio Programs

Comet Encounter Returning to the scene of a wreck Monday, February 14, 2011


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