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KLAS TV: “NASA is on a new mission. Its new spacecraft, Deep Impact, blasted off about around 11 a.m. Wednesday on a mission to smash a hole in a comet. Scientists are hoping it will give them a lot more information on our solar system.
Don Yoemans, with the Deep Impact program, “The whole beauty of the mission is that almost anything can happen when we hit it and when we do hit it we’ll understand just how the comet was put together four and a half billion years ago when the solar system formed.”
Deep Impact will travel 268 miles and blast through the comet on July 4th.
Scientists believe the impact will create a huge crater and cause an explosion of cometary debris.
It will be captured by telescopes on earth, in space and by cameras on the mother ship.”