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Interior Composition

Spitzer spectrum of the composition of Tempel 1

Carey Lisse
Science Team Member

Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab
Laurel, MD

Carey analyzed the ejecta from the impact, as measured by Spitzer Space Telescope, which revealed an array of mineral components that formed at both very high temperatures (>1000K) as well as low ones (<200K), indicating that the early solar nebula has been stirred up.

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