The Deep Impact mothership's high-resolution imager captured this view 67 seconds after the impactor struck the comet. Scattered light from the collision saturated the camera's detector, creating the bright splash seen here. Linear spokes of light radiate away from the impact site, while reflected sunlight illuminates most of the comet surface. The image reveals topographic features, including ridges, scalloped edges, and possibly impact craters formed long ago.
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