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2006-10-31 12:35:02

The surviving portion of the Deep Impact space probe that watched as its other half smashed into a comet on July 4 is being sent on a mission to study another comet.

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2005-07-19 20:20:00

NASA is considering an encore for its Deep Impact spacecraft, which made history earlier this month when it smashed a hole in a comet to study its frozen primordial core. The space agency has given scientists the go-ahead to bring the spacecraft closer to Earth's orbit for a potential mission extension.

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2005-07-08 21:30:00

Data from Deep Impact's instruments indicate an immense cloud of fine powdery material was released when the probe slammed into the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 at about 23,000 miles per hour. The cloud indicated the comet is covered in the powdery stuff.

2005-07-04 22:53:32

By Gina Keating PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - A spectacular collisionbetween a spacecraft and a comet has freed a huge plume ofprimordial material from the comet's nucleus that could unlockthe secret of how life arrived on Earth, NASA scientists saidon Monday.

2005-07-04 12:41:36

By Nichola Groom and Nigel Hunt PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft collidedwith a comet half the size of Manhattan late on Sunday night,creating a brilliant cosmic smashup that capped a risky voyageto uncover the building blocks of life on Earth.

2005-07-03 21:19:52

By Gina Keating PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - The Deep Impact spacecraft hassuccessfully deployed its coffee table-sized "impactor" intothe path of a comet in the final stage of a mission to tracelife on Earth to its celestial origins, NASA scientists said onSunday.

2005-07-04 05:18:47

By Nichola Groom and Nigel Hunt PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft entered therisky home stretch of its 268 million-mile voyage to crash intoa comet on Sunday, performing its final maneuvers in a missionto uncover the building blocks of life on Earth.

2005-07-01 21:57:50

By Nichola Groom PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft is "healthyand ready" for its July 4 collision with a comet and hasalready provided images critical to understanding the buildingblocks of life on Earth, officials said on Friday.

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2005-07-02 00:20:00

NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft continues to sail through its final checkout, as it hurtles toward comet Tempel 1. Impact with the comet is scheduled for 1:52 a.m. EDT, July 4 (10:52 p.m. PDT, July 3).

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2005-06-28 18:45:27

NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft observed a massive, short-lived outburst of ice or other particles from comet Tempel 1 that temporarily expanded the size and reflectivity of the cloud of dust and gas (coma) that surrounds the comet nucleus.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.