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Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

This data set contains two-dimensional infrared thermal maps of the surface of comet 9P/Tempel 1. The maps were derived from three spatially resolved scans of the nucleus acquired by the Deep Impact High Resolution Infrared Spectrometer (HR II) about 19, 12, and 5 minutes before the impact on 4 July 2005. A high-resolution, 120 m/pixel, thermal composite map is also included. Surface temperatures were derived from 1.0- to 4.0-micron data and ranged from 272K to 336K +/- 7K. This data set also includes the incidence and emission angle maps associated with each thermal map and a table of temperatures assigned to plates in the Tempel 1 shape model that were illuminated and visible near the time of impact.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Identifier urn:nasa:pds:context_pds3:data_set:data_set.dif-c-hrii-5-tempel1-surf-temp-maps-v1.0_afk7-ewcc
Data First Published 2018-06-26
Data Last Modified 2023-01-26
Category Earth Science
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
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