News tagged with comet impact

Waiter, there's metal in my moon water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bring a filter if you plan on drinking water from the moon. Water ice recently discovered in dust at the bottom of a crater near the moon's south pole is accompanied by metallic elements like mercury, magnesium, ...

dateFeb 18, 2011 in Space Exploration
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NASA spacecraft unravels comet mystery

A NASA spacecraft's flyby with a comet showed erosion on the Tempel 1's surface since it skimmed by the Sun in 2005, and revealed Tuesday the first clear pictures of the crater made by a Deep Impact probe.

dateFeb 15, 2011 in Space Exploration
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The two faces of Tempel 1

(PhysOrg.com) -- Just one year before its Feb. 14 encounter with comet Tempel 1, NASA's Stardust spacecraft performed the largest rocket burn of its extended life. With the spacecraft on the opposite side of the solar system ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Space Exploration
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