NASA's comet probe aims to make a big impact

June 2005
Engineer (00137758);6/13/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7677, p7
Reports on the plan of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to collide the Deep Impact spacecraft with Comet Tempel-1 to learn more about the crust and interior of a comet. Importance of the analysis of the material preserved in the nucleus of the comet in uncovering the origin of the solar system; Use of instruments onboard the Swift mission of NASA to study the changes in the coma and alterations to x-ray emissions caused by extra material ejected by the impact; Other research teams involved in the Deep Impact experiment.


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