posted on Jul, 2 2005 @ 11:14 AM
For those of you that had planned on pulling out your Star Charts and telescopes tonight wanting to watch Deep Impact hit the Comet Tempel 1, forget
it; there is now a better way to view it. Thanks to NASA and other observatories, both large and small, anyone interested can view a live webcast
tonight of Deep Impact. If all goes right the impact is expected to take place at 1:52 a.m. EDT (0552 GMT) on July 4th.
You don't have to be a scientist to grab a front row seat when the NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft bears down on a comet between July 3 and 4.
Live webcasts of the event will be provided by NASA and several observatories, large and small, to offer skywatchers a digital view to the cometary
NASA's Deep Impact mission is slated to crash an 820-pound (371-kilogram) Impactor probe into Comet Tempel 1 and record the event via a Flyby
mothership, orbital observatories like the Hubble and Spitzer space telescope, and a myriad of ground-based telescopes from around the world. The
impact is expected to take place at 1:52 a.m. EDT (0552 GMT) on July 4.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
The source article contains all the links needed to view the webcast and pictures that will be posted by amateurs and professionals alike. I have
also included some of the links below for those that would prefer the direct URL.
This brings back memories of when the Eagle landed on the moom. This is way too cool; now we can all watch it live.
No guarantees of any fireworks, however if something goes wrong you will then have plenty of time to run and take cover.
I can also see the headlines tomorrow where the skeptics will be saying it was all staged on a Hollywood movie set.
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[edit on 7/2/2005 by shots]