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More Images of Comet Tempel 1
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Chandra X-ray Image of Comet Tempel 1
This smoothed black and white image shows an alternative version of comet Tempel 1 as seen by Chandra on June 30, 2005. The comet was bright and condensed. The Chandra data indicate that the X-rays observed from Tempel 1 are primarily due to the interaction between highly charged oxygen ions in the solar wind and neutral gases from the comet.

(Credit: NASA/CXC/C.Lisse & S.Wolk)

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Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scalebar: 3 arcmin

(Credit: NASA/CXC/C.Lisse & S.Wolk)



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