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2005-09-06 18:15:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I. "” The surface of comet Tempel 1, hit by a NASA space probe during a spectacular July 4 experiment, bears evidence of impact craters, suggesting that the comet has collided with asteroids or other space travelers in its journeys around the Sun. Several dozen circular features that appear to be impact craters, ranging from 40 to 400 meters across, were spotted on Tempel 1 during the Deep Impact mission, according to first results from the mission team published by...

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2005-07-05 20:45:00

Comet Tempel 1 was hit hard by a NASA spacecraft earlier this week. Deep Impact scientists provided more details about what the impact has taught us about the comet's structure. Astrobiology Magazine -- Debris is still streaming out of Tempel 1, and the flyby spacecraft is still snapping pictures, but mission scientists paused in their data collection and analysis to share more details and images of the comet. Deep Impact co-investigator Pete Schultz says that Tempel 1 most likely has a soft...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.