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2005-Jul-25, 05:24 PM
SUMMARY: The powerful Palomar observatory has released its before and after images of Comet Tempel 1 after it was struck by Deep Impact. In the earliest images taken after impact, the photos show a plume of material extending 320 km (200 miles) from the comet's centre. This dust plume lasted for several nights, and allowed astronomers to measure its rotation. Two days later another, smaller plume was visible, which could have vented from an outburst of gas and dust coming from the impact site.

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