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News Release 507 of 1051

June 27, 2005 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-16

Hubble Captures Outburst from Comet Targeted By Deep Impact

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: 9P/Tempel 1
Object Description: Comet
Distance: The Comet was approximately 0.8AU (120 million km, 74 million miles) from Earth and approximately 1.5AU (224 million km, 139 million miles) from the Sun at the time of these exposures
Dimensions: The comet's nucleus is approximately 5-6 km (3-4 mi) in diameter. It is not resolved in the HST images.
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposals 10144: P. Feldman (Johns Hopkins University), M. A'Hearn (University of Maryland), M. Belton (National Optical Astronomy Observatories), K. Meech (University of Hawaii), H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory).
Instrument: ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): June 14, 2005
Exposure Time: 10 minutes
Filters: F606W (V)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Feldman (Johns Hopkins University) and H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
Release Date: June 27, 2005
Dimensions: The image is 10 arcseconds wide, approximately 6100 km (3800 mi) at the distance to the comet.
Orientation: Hubble View of Comet Tempel 1 - After Outburst