NASA's Stardust spacecraft closes in for a Valentine's Day rendezvous with Comet Tempel 1
Some 340 million kilometers away, out beyond the orbit of Mars, the Stardust spacecraft is getting ready for a big Valentine's Day date. On February 14 the NASA craft will fly past Comet Tempel 1 at a planned distance of only 200 kilometers, getting a good look at the s...econd comet it has investigated at close range since the probe's 1999 launch....
Source:Scientific American - Space
Published:2011-02-11 22:56:00 GMT
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