Deep Impact

by alphamonkey on June 29, 2005 · 1 comment

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No, not the silly killer asteroid movie, although NASA’s plan to slam an exploratory device onto a speeding comet does seem like some whackeout Sci-Fi year 3000 malarky.  No, on July 4th the NASA craft Deep Impact will attempt to collide with the comet Tempel 1 nearbouts 83 million miles from Earth, giving us a staggering array of insights into the makeup of comets and what they are. 

There is some serously cool video/animation on the site, so give it a looky-loo.  (Thanks to Ed for sending us the heads-up on the site)

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  • jimbert

    wow, it kinda makes me want to become a science person…..only a little bit though

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