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Fraser
2005-Sep-10, 08:33 AM
SUMMARY: With less than 2 months to go before it smashes into Comet Tempel 1, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft has made its second trajectory correction maneuver. The 95-second burn refined its path, but also moved the expected impact time a little earlier, so the explosion would be visible by more observatories here on Earth. Deep Impact's impactor will strike Tempel 1 on July 4 at 0552 UTC (1:52 am EDT), carving out a crater the size of a football field. The spacecraft will be a relatively safe 500 km (310 miles) away, recording the results of the impact.

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Halcyon Dayz
2005-Sep-10, 08:41 AM
Now this is really old news.