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Mission Overview Series
06.28.05
Deep Impact, Tempel 1   THE MISSION
There's nothing subtle about Deep Impact. The mission is attempting to bring a spacecraft and a comet together at truly out-of-this-world speeds so we can learn about the interior of a comet.
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Rehearsing the Encounter   REHEARSING THE ENCOUNTER
Flying a tiny spacecraft to a comet millions of miles away is an incredibly difficult challenge. The Deep Impact team performs simulations and operational readiness tests to be prepared for the evening of the comet encounter.
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Digging out the science   DIGGING OUT THE SCIENCE
Deep Impact will help us understand more about the solar system's most beautiful celestial nomads -- comets. These dirty ice balls are important for understanding how the outer solar system formed and how the ingredients of life were brought to Earth.
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