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Suicide Comet Mission for a Space Robot

Posted 25 May 2001 at 13:17 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

CNN has a story (and Space.com has a story too) about NASA's new space probe Deep Impact which will collide with comet Tempel-1 in 2005. Part of the craft will detach just before impact and both parts will record the gory spectacle. Of course NASA will air the collision on TV and if you have a nice telescope, you'll even be able to watch it from Earth too!

Here's some videos of what the craft and the final finale smash-em-up might look like. Also, here's an image of Tempel 1.

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