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Deep Impact

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The intellectual property depicted in this model is not affiliated with or endorsed by the original rights holders and must be used under editorial use restrictions.
Included Formats
Maya 6.0 Default Scanline
Lightwave 6.5 Default Scanline
3ds Max 5.1 Default Scanline
Softimage 3.5 Default Scanline
Cinema 4D 9 Default Scanline
3DS N/A
OBJ N/A
3D Model Specifications
Product ID:277415
Published:
Geometry:Polygonal Quads/Tris
Polygons:24,084
Vertices:23,877
Textures:Yes
Materials:Yes
Rigged:No
Animated:No
UV Mapped:Yes
Unwrapped UVs:Yes, overlapping
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Description
This is a detailed model of the 2005 NASA Deep Impact Probe. Includes both impact module and base communications relay.

Deep Impact is a NASA space probe designed to study the composition of the interior of the comet Tempel 1. At 5:52 UTC on July 4, 2005, one section of the Deep Impact probe successfully impacted the comet's nucleus, excavating debris from the interior of the nucleus. Photographs of the impact showed the comet to be more dusty and less icy than expected. The impact generated a large, bright dust cloud that obscured the hoped-for view of the impact crater.

Previous space missions to comets, such as Giotto and Stardust, were fly-by missions, only able to photograph and examine the surfaces of cometary nuclei from a distance. The Deep Impact mission was the first to eject material from a comet's surface.

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