On This Day: January 12th

On This Day: January 12th

On This Day: January 12th

(NASA.gov)

On this day in 2005, NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft was launced. It would span 268 million miles (431 million kilometers) of deep space in 172 days, then reached out and touched comet Tempel 1.

The Deep Impact spacecraft, history’s most traveled deep-space comet hunter, provided many significant results for the science community.

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