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NASA is planning on a smash hit with a comet

Posted: 11/29/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 212   Submitted By:clayroy   Category: Space   Source: seattletimes.nwsource.com
If all goes well, an 820-pound copper "hammer" the size of a bathtub will separate from its mother ship and, 24 hours later, smash into the comet’s icy nucleus at about 23,000 mph.
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