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2010-11-16 07:41:36

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 pm EST on Thursday, Nov 18, to discuss new scientific findings from the recent EPOXI mission spacecraft encounter with comet Hartley 2.

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2010-11-02 10:25:45

Two movies derived from images taken by the two cameras aboard NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft show comet Hartley 2 is, as expected, quite active, and it provides information on the nucleus's rotation.

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2010-10-22 11:26:53

Recent observations of comet Hartley 2 have scientists scratching their heads, while they anticipate a flyby of the small, icy world on Nov 4.

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2007-07-04 00:00:00

NASA said Tuesday it is recycling two used spacecraft to lead new robotic missions to study comets and planets around other stars.

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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2005-09-06 17:10:00

Painting by the numbers is a good description of how scientists create pictures of everything from atoms in our bodies to asteroids and comets in our solar system. Researchers involved in NASA's Deep Impact mission have been doing this kind of work since the mission's July 4th collision with comet Tempel 1.

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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.

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2004-12-21 07:50:00

The Deep Impact mission will send a large copper projectile crashing into the surface of a comet at more than 20,000 miles per hour, creating a huge crater and revealing never before seen materials and the internal compostion and structure of a comet.


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