NASA’s Stardust to take close-ups of comet

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February 14, 2011
Salt Lake Tribune    
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"The last time NASA visited the Tempel 1 comet, it was with fireworks, on July 4, 2005. On that day, the Deep Impact spacecraft slammed an 820-pound projectile into Tempel 1, excavating a plume of ice and dust. On Monday night — Valentine’s Day — NASA will return to Tempel 1 but will not bombard it. This time, a different spacecraft, Stardust, will zip past at more than 24,000 mph, taking 72 high-resolution pictures of the comet’s surface." (02/13/11)  


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