Before the Crash
August 17, 2005
This image shows comet Tempel 1 sixty seconds before it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4). The picture was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.
Topics: Space, Spacecraft, Space exploration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Tempel 1, Deep Impact, Robotic spacecraft, Lander, Discovery program, Wilhelm Tempel, Comet, Spaceflight, Embedded systems