Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Deep Impact Update

Back in May, Top Men brought you news of Deep Impact. Now the spacecraft is closing in on its target, and the impact is only days away.

Rather than reading about what is going to happen, just watch the movie. (It's over 7 MB - be patient.) And remember two things as you watch it...

1) The copper-fortified impactor weighs 771-pounds (350 kg).

2) The impactor will strike the comet at 23,000 miles an hour. (That's 14 times the speed of an average rifle bullet.)

(Top Men will keep you updated.)


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