View Full Version : Deep Impact Contest Results

2006-Jan-27, 02:43 AM
Winners announced (http://www.planetary.org/explore/topics/comet_crater/) for the contest to guess Deep Impact's impact.

2006-Jan-27, 03:27 AM
Wow, my daughter was one of 150 runners up! Out of 7,000 entries. When I handed the certificate to her, she was shocked to find out she was a runner-up, much less that she had even entered the contest.

2006-Jan-30, 04:02 AM
...but can still only estimate the crater's size as being somewhere between 100 and 250 meters in diameter.

...which is about the same as estimating (guessing) the impact would create a 100 to 250 meter crater before the mission. The result of the impact was a great surprise - isn't that a better answer?