Red Shoulder Hawk

Red Shoulder Hawk

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Deep Impact

My wife wanted to know "Exactly why are we sending a spaceship to crash into a comet?"

Well, dear, I've never seen a mission proceed from proposal to funding to flight as fast as this one. So I think it's because it's fun to blow stuff up. I think the mission advocates realized that SDI "Smart Bullet" technology could be used to do a little science, and the Powers greased the wheels and now we get a nice big boom.

Deep Impact: Your First Look Inside a Comet!

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