Water Confirmed on Comet by XMM-Newton Observatory (link)

July 5, 2005

Paris, 04 Jul 2005

These images, taken by the Optical Monitor on board ESA's XMM-Newton observatory on 3 and 4 July 2005, show a comparison between the states of the comet before and just after impact. The images were taken in the blue (top) and ultraviolet channels (bottom) of the instrument. The ultraviolet images show the emissions of hydroxyl ions, the direct decay product of water.

European Space Agency
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