Impact (contact) de l'Impactor de Deep Impact

Impressive picture of Deep Impact’s projectile hitting the comet Temple 1. The blow did more damage than expected. The photo was taken by the medium resolution camera on the spacecraft.

It’s often the unmanned spacecraft that yield the most interesting scientific results.

Image: NASA.

2 comment(s) for 'Deep Impact (s’enfonce profondément)'

  1. (Comment, 2005-07-05 01:19 )

    it was pretty inspiring to watch on late-night NASA tv… it gave me the same sort of feeling that I had as a young boy staying up late to watch them walk on the moon. go NASA! we need more of this.

  2. (Comment, 2005-07-05 11:12 )

    I have been marked by watching the coverage of the Giotto spacecraft’s approach to Halley in 1986 as a teenager. Even though the images and broadcasts we had back then were much less elaborate than what we get now, it’s been fascinating.