TITLE

NASA's comet probe aims to make a big impact

PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);6/13/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7677, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
17813723

 

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