Image Mapping Intensity of Light
Impact of comet Tempel 1 shown using the Hardcandy IDL color table. The nucleus of the comet is visible in blue and maroon and the impact flash is ringed in multiple colors, reflecting the decrease in flash intensity further from the site of impact. This image was created by Alan Delamere for Deep Impact.
CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD/A. Delamere