NASA to crash spacecraft into comet

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by shaggie, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  2. mariecstasy

    mariecstasy Enchanted

    how can you be sure you will not alter its path around the sun?
    and man, thats gotta be a hell of a good aim....i wonder if they played duck hunt when they were younger;)lol...just kidding
  3. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  4. mariecstasy

    mariecstasy Enchanted

    oh, i read that...and i wasnt worried about it hitting earth in the least...i was just saying that it will alter is slightly...but things are in balance...wouldnt slight manipulation have the capability of disasterous results....even if done for our best interest...
  5. whispers

    whispers sweet and sour

    the comet is 9 miles long .......that spacecraft will not affect it.
  6. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  7. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  8. Sera Michele

    Sera Michele Senior Member

    That name is too funny. Deep Impact...hehe...

    I bet there's been folks up in NASA making jokes about it for weeks.
  9. I hope they put Bruce Willis on that spacecraft or else I'm sure it's going terribly wrong...
  10. atropine

    atropine Member

    wrong movie?
  11. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  12. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  13. EllisDTripp

    EllisDTripp Green Secessionist

  14. that is funny....
  15. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  16. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

  17. Darwinism

    Darwinism Member

    I heard about this like, 2 hours before it happened, and I didn't see it (didn't think I would) but anyways, I think the point of doing this was to see if we could divert an astroid or other object coming towards us. And it was cool to see that we could hit something traveling millions of miles an hour. :D

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