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These images were taken just before and after the impact of the Impactor released by the 'Deep Impact' spacecraft. The brightening due to the impact (which took place at 05:52UT on 2005-07-04) is clearly visible. These images were taken with the Optical Monitor blue filter, with which it is possible to measure the outcoming gas and dust.
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