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Comet Hartley 2, is in a hyperactive class of its own compared to other comets visited by spacecraft.
ORLANDO, Fla., May 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Early on Saturday morning, May 21, 2011, Donald Michael Black "The Bean" was thrown from his moving vehicle when he lost control driving in Orlando, Florida. The accident caused serious brain trauma and "The Bean" has been in a coma since.
GREENBELT, Md., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA selected the Comet Hopper mission to continue in its mission concept phase. If chosen to move forward for a 2016 mission, the project would be managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission.
PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission. The images also showed the comet has a fragile and weak nucleus.
NASA's Stardust spacecraft spent its Valentine's Day getting cozy with a comet, snapping more than 70 photographs of Tempel 1 during a Monday flyby, the US space agency has announced.
NASA's Stardust spacecraft marked its 12th anniversary in space on Monday with a rocket burn to further refine its path toward a date with a comet.
NASA's Stardust spacecraft has downlinked its first images of comet Tempel 1, the target of a flyby planned for Valentine's Day, Feb 14.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Stardust-NExT spacecraft is nearing a celestial date with comet Tempel 1 at approximately 11:37 p.m. EST, on Feb. 14.
NASA announced on Wednesday that its Stardust-NExT spacecraft will rendezvous with comet Tempel 1 on Valentine's Day.
Comet -- A comet is a small body from the outer reaches of the solar system similar to an asteroid but composed of ice. Often described as "dirty snowballs," they are composed largely of carbon dioxide ice, methane ice, and water ice with a mixture of dust and small stony aggregates mixed in. Comets are thought to be small pieces of debris left over from the formation of the solar system, representing a sample of the original composition of the nebula that condensed to form the Sun and all...
- A trick or prank.