Skip to comments.NASA Launches Comet-Busting Spaceship
Posted on 01/12/2005 12:48:01 PM PST by paudio
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A NASA (search) spacecraft with a Hollywood name Deep Impact (search) blasted off Wednesday on a mission to smash a hole in a comet and give scientists a glimpse of the frozen primordial ingredients of the solar system.
With a launch window only one second long, Deep Impact rocketed away at the designated moment on a six-month, 268-million-mile journey to Comet Tempel 1 (search). It will be a one-way trip that NASA hopes will reach a cataclysmic end on the Fourth of July.
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Hopefully they put Ben Affleck on it.
"Well, the bright side is we'll all have high schools named after us."
Wait till P.E.T.C. Hears about this.
Maybe Bruce will let Bennifer explode the next one.
Some time ago I ran across the web site for the mission where they invited people to submit their names for inclusion on a CD-ROM that was to be loaded on the thing that's going to smash into the comet. They did mention that the disc would not survive the impact but it's still cool to think my names' on it. Greta idea, actually, as it gives a lot of people extra incentive to pay attention to the mission.
Are we certain this comet doesn't have deep religious significance to Muslims?
10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers and upon the fountains of waters. 11And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the waters because they were made bitter.
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