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Discovery Channel Explores Deep Impact
The Discovery Channel is bringing its unique perspective to NASA's Deep Impact mission.

Discovery Channel animation Image left: The Discovery Channel's digital animation depicts comets hitting planets as well as scenes from the Deep Impact mission. + View Animatiion (no audio, QuickTime) Credit: Discovery Channel.

The mission, which successfully crashed into Comet Tempel 1 at 1:52 a.m. EDT July 4, is the subject of a two-hour documentary, "Comet Collision!" The show premieres on Sunday, July 31 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT.

+ View Discovery Animation of Comet Impacts and Deep Impact Mission (no audio, QuickTime)

The show will use state-of-the-art digital imaging to recreate the craft's journey, ending with NASA footage from the impact itself.