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Successful launch of Deep Impact!

  1. Jan 12, 2005 #1

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    Launched today at 1:47 pm.
    Impactor will hit comet Tempel 1 on July 4.

    Love the real-time blog for the launch...
    http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/delta2_launch_050112.html [Broken]
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2005 #3
    Phobos, would you happen to know if the flash of light from the impact will be visible from earth?
     
  5. Jan 12, 2005 #4
    Possibly with a telescope you can see it!
     
  6. Jan 13, 2005 #5

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    Welcome to Physics Forums, B. Elliott!
    You would need access to a serious telescope.
    http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov/science/observations.html [Broken]
    But they plan to broadcast some kind of photo/video on TV & the internet.
     
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