Wednesday, October 3, 2007

looking inside the crater of a comet

Blasting a comet was a great feat (I thought the landing on Saturn's moon Titan was an even better feat) but this was magnificent. Now more information.

NASA Science News for September 26, 2007

Two years ago, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft blasted a hole in Comet Tempel 1, offering researchers their first look inside a comet. One small problem: The cloud of debris was so thick no one could clearly see the crater. But now the dust has cleared and another NASA spacecraft is returning to the scene to examine the hole Deep Impact wrought.


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