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After 172 days and 268 million miles of deep space travel, the NASA Deep Impact spacecraft successfully reached out and touched comet Tempel 1. The collision between the coffee table-sized space probe and city-sized comet occurred July 4, 2005 at 12:52 a.m. CDT. Comprised of images taken by the targeting sensor aboard the impactor probe, this movie shows the spacecraft approaching the comet up to just seconds before impact. Mission scientists expect Deep Impact to provide answers to basic...
Topics: What -- Deep Impact, What -- Impactor, Where -- NASA Headquarters, Where -- Maryland, Where -- Jet...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3994
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After 172 days and 268 million miles of deep space travel, the NASA Deep Impact spacecraft successfully reached out and touched comet Tempel 1. The collision between the coffee table-sized space probe and city-sized comet occurred July 4, 2005 at 12:52 a.m. CDT. The objects met at 23,000 miles per hour. The heat produced by the impact was at least several thousand degrees Kelvin and at that extreme temperature, just about any material begins to glow. This movie, made up of images taken by the...
Topics: What -- Deep Impact, What -- Medium Resolution camera, Where -- NASA Headquarters, Where --...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3995