Images and Movies from NASA's July 4th Deep Impact with Comet Tempel 1

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    If you do not have Quicktime on your PC, you can get it here: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html

    Quicktime movie of impact on comet Tempel 1, as seen from the impactor’s companion spacecraft: http://www.nasa.gov/mov/121520main_HRI-Movie.mov

    Quicktime movie of impact on comet Tempel 1, as seen from the impactor: http://www.nasa.gov/mov/121530main_its_approach_x4.mov

    More Tempel 1 images:

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    This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4) . It was taken by the spacecraft's medium-resolution camera 16 seconds after impact.


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    This image shows the view from Deep Impact's probe five minutes before it was pummeled by comet Tempel 1. The image was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.


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    This image shows the view from Deep Impact's probe 90 seconds before it was pummeled by comet Tempel 1. The image was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.


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    This image from NASA TV shows Deep Impact mission team members celebrating a successful encounter with comet Tempel 1.
     
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    This is working to NASA's strengths! We have already seen how they can crash multi-million dollar machinery when they don't want to, and now we know that they can crash it on purpose too!

    Awesome. Some of the pictures are just really freaking kewl!
     
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    Uncle Ferd says pro'bly some space aliens hijacked it...

    NASA Gives Up on Lost Comet Probe
    September 20, 2013 — NASA is calling off attempts to find its Deep Impact comet probe after a suspected software glitch shut down radio communications in August, officials said on Friday.
     

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