Last July the NASA mission slammed an 820-pound (370-kilogram) projectile into Tempel-1, producing a crater and cloud of dust to analyze. At the same time, the Deep Impact spacecraft took close-up photos of the dust-covered surface of Tempel 1, a Manhattan-size comet that orbits between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.More info at NG
Water found on Deep Impact comet
Posted on Sunday, February 05 2006 @ 22:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Images and date from NASA's Deep Impact mission show the Tempel 1 comet contained deposits of water ice. These findings will likely add to the debate over theories that comets may have seeded Earth with water and organic compounds necessary for life.