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Deep Space 1 pictures of comet Borrelly

By TheophileEscargot in MLP
Wed Sep 26, 2001 at 10:35:54 AM EST
Tags: Science (all tags)

The pictures of Comet Borrelly are now up on the NASA website. There is also a BBC article up on the subject, which describes the pictures as "stupendous". I dunno, looks kinda like an unshelled peanut to me.

From the BBC writeup:

"Deep Space 1 plunged into the heart of Comet Borrelly and has lived to tell every detail of its spine-tingling adventure," said project manager Dr Marc Rayman. "The images are even better than the impressive images of Comet Halley taken by Europe's Giotto spacecraft in 1986."

"Up to Saturday night, we had only one example of a comet's nucleus. Now, we have another one, and with it a much better understanding of comets," said Dr Don Yeomans, of the American space agency's (Nasa) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, at a press conference to unveil the images.

Dr Rayman added: "After years of nursing this aged and wounded bird along - a spacecraft not structured to explore comets, a probe that exceeded its objectives more than two years ago - to see it perform its remarkably complex and risky assignment so well was nothing short of incredible."


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Moo! (5.00 / 2) (#1)
by spiralx on Wed Nov 14, 2001 at 12:00:21 PM EST

Now there is one comment.

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Wow! (5.00 / 1) (#2)
by miller on Wed Nov 14, 2001 at 02:28:48 PM EST

That's got to be a pretty damn long running 'First post' competition. And for once it's on topic if you actually arrived here via the right link.

I am also the author of what must have been the most boring K5 article ever accepted, which got no comments of any kind whatsoever, at least in the first couple of months. - Theophile Escargot

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