Deep Impact.

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Brian Whatcott wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com:
Watched it live on NASA TV. Damn good aiming, would be something like firing a 22 cal bullet from washington and trying to hit a 1 mm dot on hawaii. They were very suprised at the amount of ejecta from the crater, but had some beautiful pictures up.
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Anthony
I hope comets really ARE just big balls of ice and dust, and not long-term travelling habitats for sleeping aliens who are gonna be real PO'd if we wake them up before their alarm clocks go off.
KG
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Kirk Gordon
A couple of people I've talked with, were disappointed by the media coverage. Seeing excited NASA control techs just doesn't hack it! But still, I am glad no baddies stepped up to the plate, either.
Brian Whatcott
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Brian Whatcott
Going by the ejecta seen before the spacecraft was even close and the craters on the surface filmed before the 'probe' struck it they'd have to be pretty heavy sleepers. Probably just roll over muttering "Oh no not another bloody collision." and drop back off to sleep.
Best of Luck - Mike
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Mike Yarwood
"Mike Yarwood" wrote ..
We are so used to seeing large screen movies showing trememdous make-belief explosions, accompanied by multi decibel sound effects. Of course it is reality, but compared to them, this impact looks so uneventful, and is completely silent.
Lion
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Lion
I guess that's why scientists so often concern themselves with trying to read between the lines, and to infer things that aren't directly evident. Seen from even a nice close vantage point, like maybe Mars, the asteroid/comet impact that killed the dinosaurs was prolly pretty unremarkable. Silent too, for sure.
KG
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Kirk Gordon

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