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Comet mission set for 2005 launch

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posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 12:33 AM
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Deep Impact mission will peel away outer layer of a comet to see what is inside.
Mother ship will release a 360 kg projectile to deep impact the comet and peel away the outer layer, revealing what is there. Hope we learn something and not alter the course of the comet endangering us here on Earth. About time we took a look outside our atmosphere since the moon landings and Mars.


news.bbc.co.uk...

Nasa scientists have been giving details of a space mission to crash a projectile into a comet, peeling away its outer skin in order to look inside.

The audacious Deep Impact mission will launch on January 12 from Cape Canaveral and will arrive at Comet Tempel 1 six months later.

A mother ship will release the 360kg projectile, called an "impactor", directly into the path of Tempel 1.

The projectile will impact on July 4, 24 hours after i




posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 12:36 AM
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Let us hope NASA installs the parachute mechanism the correct way this time.

Surf



posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 12:44 AM
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Originally posted by surfup
Let us hope NASA installs the parachute mechanism the correct way this time.

Surf


Good job on reading the article.
You obviously have much knowledge in this mission.



posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by Murcielago
Good job on reading the article.
You obviously have much knowledge in this mission.


Oops, I thought this was another bring back mission. Guess not. Thanks for correcting me.

Btw, I didn't read the articles completely.

Surf



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