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NASA's Deep Impact Tells A Tale Of The Comet
Data from Deep Impact's instruments indicate an immense cloud of fine powdery material was released when the probe slammed into the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 at about 10 kilometers per second (6.3 miles per second or 23,000 miles per hour) - NASA/JPL
Hubble Captures Deep Impact's Collision With Comet
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the dramatic effects of the collision early July 4 between an 820-pound projectile released by the Deep Impact spacecraft and comet 9P/Tempel 1 - Space Telescope Science Institute
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Tempel 1 Is Weak X-ray Source, XMM-Newton Confirms
ESA's XMM-Newton observations of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 revealed that the object is a weak X-ray source. These data were acquired on 4 July 2005 by one of the EPIC X-ray cameras on board the spacecraft during the post-impact observation phase - ESA
Shuttle Return To Flight: The Most Closely Watched In History
When Discovery blasts off – currently scheduled for 13 July - it will be the most closely watched shuttle mission in history, and not only by well-wishers - New Scientist
Amateur Detects New Transiting Exoplanet
A day before an international team announced a new transiting planet orbiting the star HD 149026 on June 30th, California amateur astronomer Ron Bissinger detected a partial transit of that planet - Sky and Telescope
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Mystery Compact Object Producing High Energy Radiation
In a recent issue of Science Magazine, the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) team of international astrophysicists reports the discovery of another new type of very high energy (VHE) gamma ray source - Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
Plasma Experiment Recreates Astrophysical Jets
Jets of charged particles - similar to those that spew from stars and galaxies - have been caught in the act of forming for the first time in a new laboratory experiment - New Scientist
The Martian Heat Signature
Mars is a rocky planet with an ancient volcanic past, but new findings show the planet is more complex and active than previously believed - at least in certain places - Astrobiology Magazine
Coldest Ever Space Instrument Set To Fly
The coldest instrument ever to fly in space is set to launch aboard a Japanese X-ray observatory called Astro-E2 on Wednesday. The instrument, which has suffered several previous setbacks, will study some of the most energetic phenomena in the universe - New Scientist
History's Greatest Comet Hunter Approaches Major Milestone
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft is expected to discover its 1,000TH comet this summer - NASA
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