Buy this Tempel 1 Looking Back photo.
High quality Deep Impact space picture, poster, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photograph PIA02133.
The original image file for this picture is small. A few pixels will be noticeable at the 08x10 inch size on close examination. Larger sizes hung on a wall and viewed from several feet will look fine.
This image shows the view from Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft as it turned back to look at comet Tempel 1. Fifty minutes earlier, the spacecraft's probe was run over by the comet. That collision kicked up plumes of ejected material, seen here streaming away from the back side of the comet. This image was taken by the flyby craft's high-resolution camera.
Addition Date: July 4, 2005
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD