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  • Joe (uuk) McGonagle
    Impactor Away http://www.astrobio.net/news/article1629.html One hundred and seventy-one days into its 172-day journey to comet Tempel 1, NASA s Deep Impact
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 4, 2005
      Impactor Away
      http://www.astrobio.net/news/article1629.html

      One hundred and seventy-one days into its 172-day journey to
      comet Tempel 1, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft successfully
      released its impactor. The separation of flyby spacecraft and the
      washing-machine-sized, copper-fortified impactor was one in a
      series of important mission milestones that capped off its
      successful encounter with the comet at 10:52 p.m. Sunday, PDT.
      The early images pointed to a smashing success, with bright
      ejecta and a massive dust cloud of rock and ice.

      The Pause before the Crash
      http://www.astrobio.net/news/article1628.html

      The Deep Impact spacecraft is nearing the comet Tempel 1. On
      Sunday, July 3, a smaller spacecraft will separate from the
      mothership, ready to sacrifice its life for the benefit of
      cometary scientists everywhere.

      New Planet, Largest Solid Core
      http://www.astrobio.net/news/article1627.html

      NASA researchers recently discovered the largest solid core ever
      found in an extrasolar planet, and their discovery confirms a
      planet formation theory.

      Mars in Pop Culture: Radio
      http://www.astrobio.net/news/article1626.html

      Historically, Mars was thought to be the most likely of the
      planets to harbor life. Popular culture in the form of
      literature, and then later radio and film, reflected such
      beliefs. This review examines Mars in the history of radio.

      Monday, July 04
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