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Deep Impact

  1. Jul 6, 2005 #1
    does anyone know the reason why they used a copper "impactor" for the deep impact mission?
    is it for its corrosion resistance?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 6, 2005 #2

    The impactor was mostly vaporized so corrosion resistance was never a consideration, only the potential impact to the science.
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