[Science] NASA up for a fiery impact


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Video: Poke a comet

Source: MSNBC : Deep Impact releases probe for comet collision

Where to look for collision

A NASA space probe was bearing down on its comet target Sunday in a mission scientists hope will end with a cataclysmic crash — and new insights into the origins of the solar system.

The 820-pound copper probe was on course to intercept the comet Tempel 1 to smash a hole in it so scientists can get their first peek at the heart of one of these icy celestial bodies.

Comets are the leftover building blocks of the solar system, which formed when a giant cloud of gas and dust collapsed to create the sun and planets. Because comets were born in the system’s outer fringes, their cores still possess some of the primordial ingredients and studying them could yield clues to how the solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago.

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+chorpeac

awesome, that is a sweet show. do you think we will be able to see anything?

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a_witko

God lives in the centre of the universe... apparently its towards Orion or something. Gods sheer power is what holds the universe together. Heaven is a big planet where god is and the angels live there. In the future, space travel will allow us to travel there. Only 144,000 people will only be allowed to go there though.

Keep up the research NASA... I want to go to Heaven.

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Very cool!

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kak
God lives in the centre of the universe... apparently its towards Orion or something. Gods sheer power is what holds the universe together. Heaven is a big planet where god is and the angels live there. In the future, space travel will allow us to travel there. Only 144,000 people will only be allowed to go there though.

Keep up the research NASA... I want to go to Heaven.

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Don't watch Jurassic Park then, because the Bible left that part out too.

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I8PP
In the future, space travel will allow us to travel there. Only 144,000 people will only be allowed to go there though.

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Movementarians? Is the planet Blisstonia? :p

No offense but i've never heard of people (or religion) that actually thought this way.

Expected time of impact

July 4, 1:52 a.m.

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Fred Derf

[science] tags added to thread title.

Since BPN should be closely linked with the Personal Computer oriented topics of the front page...

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BryanChung

2 more hours !!!

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L3thal
2 more hours !!!

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10 more minutes! :p

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