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Outbursts

lightcurve of Tempel 1 taken on approach showing the outbursts

Mike A'Hearn
Principal Investigator

University of Maryland, Department of Astronomy
College Park, MD

Mike led the Deep Impact mission to a spectacular completion. His analysis of the outbursts reveal that they are not random events; instead, they derive from the comet and are related to active regions rotating into sunlight.

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