The Impactor Approaches

Impactor Away! NASA/JPL’s Deep Impact has released its impactor spacecraft towards comet Tempel 1. At this moment the impactor is mere minutes from impact, and has just finished the last of three adjustment maneuvers to ensure it strikes the comet. I’m watching NASA TV’s live feed right now, and checking the latest raw imagery from the spacecraft.

If the urban light pollution weren’t so bad over DC, I’d go outside and try to locate the comet, but the internet is giving me a decent secondhand experience.