Before impact: Comet 9P/Tempel 1 seen from Rosetta
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Rosetta and Hubble videosof Comet Tempel 1

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Here are some animated sequences of various observations, both before and after impact, which occurred on 4 July 2005.

Before impact: these animated unprocessed images were taken by the OSIRIS Wide Angle Camera intrument on board ESA's Rosetta comet-chaser spacecraft, between 29 June and 3 July, approximately three hours apart.

Hubble captures impact before and after
Hubble captures impact before and after

After impact: the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this dramatic sequence early in the morning of 4 July 2005.

This shows the development of the flare due to the collision of the Deep Impact impactor spacecraft and Comet 9P/Tempel 1.

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