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Deep Impact Rises
Deep Impact Rises Deep Impact Rises

Launched on a clear winter day in January 2005, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft crossed 268 million miles (431 million kilometers) of deep space in 172 days, then reached out and touched comet Tempel 1. The collision between the coffee-table-sized impactor and city-sized comet occurred on July 4 at 1:52 a.m. EDT. Image credit: NASA/KSC
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