Deep Impact from Earth and Space


This brief animation I created shows a NASA Space Probe impacting Comet Tempel 1. I photographed this from my front driveway in Edmonds, Washington on July 3, 2005. Although the image is quite small, the animation loops so you can see the comet moving in the upper third of the frame near the center. When the NASA spacecraft impacts the comet, it brightens for a fraction of a second.

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