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published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
written by Michael A'Hearn
This site discusses the mission that successfully crashed a man-made object into a comet to determine its inner structure.  The site includes the objectives of the mission, descriptions of the instruments used, definitions of terms used, animations, and educational materials related to the topic.

In particular, the Image Gallery has images taken before and after the crash, and Mission Update gives the latest interpretation of the images and other data collected.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Solar System
= Comets
- Space Exploration
- Informal Education
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
= Research study
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- Learners
- text/html
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Courtesy of:
Rosetta mission, asteriod, comet collision
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created January 19, 2004 by Kara Lehman
Record Updated:
October 2, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
October 2, 2007
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M. A'Hearn, (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 2005), WWW Document, (
M. A'Hearn, Deep Impact Comet Mission, (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 2005), <>.
APA Format
A'Hearn, M. (2007, October 2). Deep Impact Comet Mission. Retrieved September 26, 2018, from Jet Propulsion Laboratory:
Chicago Format
A'Hearn, Michael. Deep Impact Comet Mission. Pasadena: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, October 2, 2007. (accessed 26 September 2018).
MLA Format
A'Hearn, Michael. Deep Impact Comet Mission. Pasadena: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2005. 2 Oct. 2007. 26 Sep. 2018 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael A'Hearn", Title = {Deep Impact Comet Mission}, Publisher = {Jet Propulsion Laboratory}, Volume = {2018}, Number = {26 September 2018}, Month = {October 2, 2007}, Year = {2005} }
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