posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 03:01 PM
I thought this was pretty cool !
The most prolific comet-hunter in history recently made its 900th discovery of a frozen visitor to the inner solar system, a chunk of ice and rock
hurtling precariously close to the Sun.
To celebrate this achievement of the SOHO spacecraft, its operators have begun a contest for the public to pick the timing of the discovery of No.
1,000, officials told SPACE.com.
The winner will receive a SolarMax DVD, a SOHO T-shirt, solar viewing glasses, and more. Prizes will be awarded for second and third place, too. SOHO
is a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency.