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Fraser
2011-Dec-19, 04:00 PM
It’s not easy to sample a comet. These outer solar system traveler’s speed around the inner solar system at 241,000 km/h (150,000 mph) – twisting and turning while spewing chunks of ice, dust and debris. To consider landing on one becomes a logistical nightmare, but how about shooting at it? Why not send a mission [...]

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swampyankee
2011-Dec-23, 02:35 AM
Must name the probe Pequod and the harpoon launcher Queequeg.


-- Ezekiel