Hubble Captures Outburst from Comet Targeted By Deep Impact

In a dress rehearsal for the rendezvous between NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft and comet 9P/Tempel 1, the Hubble Space Telescope captured dramatic images of a new jet of dust and gas streaming from the icy comet.

Interesting. Thanks Heidi


…possibly blasting off material and giving rise to a similar plume of dust and gas.

Are they inferring they need not have sent the impactor. :smiley: