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Superluminal
2003-Sep-28, 05:23 PM
I've allways been interested in comets, so I am looking forward to the Deep Impact mission that launchs in 2004. But after coming across this site and links to all the woo woo sites, I'm looking forward to it for two reasons. The real science that will be done, and after all the woo woo surrounding the Galileo impact with Jupiter, I can't wait to read all the woo woo claims.

The launch isn't until Dec. 04, so not many people have heard about it, except people who are interested in keeping up with such things. When the impact gets close and all the woo woos come out of the wood work, Joe Sixpack will be diluged with doom and gloom predictions. We may have to calm a few nerves on this site. Hope not, but the woo woos seem to make so much noise.

Jigsaw
2003-Sep-28, 05:30 PM
The launch isn't until Dec. 04

http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/comets/deepimpact.html


The launch of the Deep Impact mission is planned for January 2004. The schedule calls for the mission to reach its target, comet Tempel 1, at the beginning of July, 2005 with impact on July 4.
Are we talking about the same "Deep Impact" mission? :-k

But you're right, I see all kinds of marvelous conspiracy theory ramifications with that Fourth of July impact date...

Jack Higgins
2003-Sep-28, 09:08 PM
The launch isn't until Dec. 04

http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/comets/deepimpact.html


The launch of the Deep Impact mission is planned for January 2004. The schedule calls for the mission to reach its target, comet Tempel 1, at the beginning of July, 2005 with impact on July 4.
Are we talking about the same "Deep Impact" mission? :-k

But you're right, I see all kinds of marvelous conspiracy theory ramifications with that Fourth of July impact date...

Why go to the stardust site, when you can go straight to the source- the Deep Impact (http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov) site itsself...!

I've been following this mission for the last 9 months - a year. hence:
1. I am not a woo-woo :D
2. I've put my name on their "send your name to a comet" (http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov/sendyourname/index.html) thingy! 8)
3. I have a simulation of the trajectory on my PC from JPL's Horizons system, and it will launch in Dec. 04. That's the only possible time when it could meet with comet Tempel 1.

This mission is just so cool no woo-woo theory can ruin it for me!

Superluminal
2003-Sep-29, 12:14 AM
Your right no woowoo can ruin it. They'll just be an interesting side show while wait for the impact. Just hope they don't scare anyone with their crazy talk.

purplekitten
2003-Sep-29, 01:02 PM
WOW!!! That sounds really amazing :D And we will be able to see it from Earth? :o Cool!!!

I can already hear the woo woos making up some rubbish about what will happen when the craft impacts the comet #-o My brain has already come up with about 6 different scenarios that they would probably come up with.

Its a bit sad really. But after reading those articles on those sites, I think that it all sounds really cool :D

Betenoire
2003-Sep-29, 01:21 PM
So a probe, moving really darn fast, is going to intercept a six kilometer snowball in the depths of space, itself moving pretty darn fast. Wow. And to think, we still can't find Saddam.

Superluminal
2003-Sep-29, 10:26 PM
Beto, you stumbled upon the big secret. Osama and Saddam have hijacked the comet and are piloting toward BAs house. :x

Betenoire
2003-Sep-30, 01:34 PM
Well, then...
Phil, thank you for your service, and we shall keep the BA alive and continue to scoff at the woo woos in your memory.
Enjoy the virgins!

Iain Lambert
2003-Sep-30, 01:41 PM
Wow. And to think, we still can't find Saddam.

Remember, in Space there are remarkably few houses to hide in...