Deep Impact Mission: Looking Beneath the Surface of a Cometary Nucleus
Deep Impact, or at least part of the flight system, is designed to crash into comet 9P/Tempel 1. This bold mission design enables cometary researchers to peer into the cometary nucleus, analyzing the material excavated with its imagers and spectrometers. The book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload, and data products in articles written by those most closely involved. This mission has the potential of revolutionizing our understanding of the cometary nucleus.
402 pages; ISBN 9781402041631
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Title: Deep Impact Mission: Looking Beneath the Surface of a Cometary Nucleus
Author: Christopher Russell