|CREDIT: NASA TV|
Update: Post-impact images are starting to come in from the ground based observatories, and from the spacecraft itself...
|This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when Deep Impact probe collided with comet 9P/Tempel 1 at 22:52 PDT, July 3. It was taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution camera 13 seconds after impact.|
|The Faulkes Telescope North can clearly see the expanding ejecta in the coma. Above is an image obtained by dividing an R-band image obtained at 08:35 UT by an earlier one taken at 06:24 UT. Positive (bright) pixels show the enhancement in R-band brightness in the inner coma at 08:35 UT. Image size is 85×62 arcsec, the apparent enhancement has a maximum brightness 2.5 arcsec from the center of the comet.|
Update: The International Herald Tribune has some local colour from out here in Hawaii, while the New Scientist takes a more in-depth look at the impact.