Deep Impact Makes A Splash
Now that the dust has settled, it looks like NASA's attempt to study the inside of a comet has been successful. Deep Impact smashed a probe into comet Tempel 1 as its mothership observed with a variety of sensory tools.
The Deep Impact mission was implemented to provide a glimpse beneath the surface of a comet, where material from the solar system's formation remains relatively unchanged. Mission scientists hoped the project would answer basic questions about how the solar system formed, by providing an in-depth picture of the nature and composition of the frozen celestial travelers known as comets.
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