Tempel 1 Ejecta Development
The following sequence of eight images depicts the development of the ejecta plume when Deep Impact's impactor collided with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4) . The red arrow (appearing in both image 3 and 7) highlight shadows due to opacity of the ejecta. The yellow arrow on image 8 indicates the zone of avoidance in the up range direction. The 8 images, taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution camera, were spaced 0.84 seconds apart.