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  • Artist's concept of the Deep Impact/EPOXI spacecraft

    Earth to Lend Helping Hand to Comet Craft

    06.25.10 - NASA's Deep Impact/EPOXI spacecraft will fly past Earth this Sunday, June 27.

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    NASA Spacecraft Burns for Home, Then Comet

    05.28.10 - NASA's Deep Impact/Epoxi spacecraft successfully performed a maneuver to refine its orbit prior to an upcoming Earth flyby June 27.

  • image of the earth showing sun glinting

    Sun Glints Seen from Space Signal Oceans and Lakes

    01.05.10 - Bright flashes of light off of bodies of water, known as sun glints, give scientists a way to pick out planets beyond our solar system (extrasolar planets) likely to have expanses of liquid water, and a better chance of supporting life.

  • Image of the Moon transiting Earth

    EPOXI Team Develops New Method to Find Alien Oceans

    05.26.09 - A 'pale blue dot' is the best picture we will get of an Earth-like extrasolar world using even the most advanced telescopes planned for the next couple decades. If we can determine that the planet has oceans of liquid water, it greatly increases the likelihood that it supports life.

  • artist concept of Epoxi

    Epoxi Spacecraft Burns For Home

    12.11.08 - The NASA/JPL Epoxi spacecraft fired its engines today to prepare for a Dec. 29 Earth flyby. The Epoxi mission is scheduled to fly past comet Hartley 2 in 2010.

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  • Image of the Moon transiting Earth

    NASA's Deep Impact Films Earth as an Alien World

    07.17.08 - Scientists are using a video of Earth and the Moon taken from 31 million miles away to develop techniques to study alien worlds.

  • artist concept of Epoxi

    Mission Status Report

    06.19.08 - The Epoxi flight team fired their spacecraft's engine today to refine its trajectory. This trajectory sets the stage for an encounter with comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4, 2010.

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    Mission Status Report

    02.22.08 - NASA's EPOXI spacecraft has temporarily halted EPOCH (Extrasolar Planet Observation and Characterization) observations starting this past Sunday, Feb. 17.

  • artist concept of Epoxi

    NASA's Deep Impact Begins Hunt for Alien Worlds

    02.07.08 - NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft is aiming its largest telescope at five stars in a search for alien (exosolar) planets as it enters its extended mission, called Epoxi.

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    NASA Sends Spacecraft on Mission to Comet Hartley 2

    12.13.07 - NASA has approved the retargeting of the Epoxi mission for a flyby of comet Hartley 2 on Oct. 11, 2010.