Camping under the Comet!

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tfwthom

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The JPL folks are sending out this announcement to the American Camping Association. Here is another opportunity for you to share views of the comet Deep Impact will be encountering. Note that an education packet is available - see below.<br /><br />A little more info:<br />The impact is scheduled for approximately 5:52 UT. This is 1:52 AM EDT on July 4 or 10:52 PM PDT on July 3. <br />---<br /><br />Camping under the Comet!<br /><br />NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft is closing in on Comet Tempel 1, <br />counting down to a July 3/4 collision that will excavate a sizable <br />crater in the comet's nucleus. The Impactor spacecraft will be <br />returning pictures up until the moment of impact, while the Flyby <br />spacecraft stands off at a safe distance to watch the show. How cool <br />is that?? The crater and the material ejected from the impact will <br />give scientists their first look inside a comet to learn more about <br />what comets are made of, where they came from, and how they formed. <br />Telescopes around--and above--the world will be trained on the comet.<br /><br />The actual impact is predicted to occur at 1:52 a.m. Eastern Daylight <br />Time. While it is unlikely that backyard viewers will see any <br />changes in the comet, they may still enjoy trying to observe the <br />comet and learning more about comets in general.<br /><br />NASA TV will carry encounter events live from July 3 11:30 p.m. <br />Eastern to 3 a.m Eastern on July 4. Images from the Impactor, the <br />Flyby spacecraft, NASA's Great Observatories, including Hubble, <br />Spitzer, and Chandra, and large ground-based observatories including <br />those on Hawaii's Mauna Kea, will be posted on the web and presented <br />on NASA TV. If all goes as planned, a video may be available later <br />on July 4.<br /><br />Astronomy clubs in NASA's Night Sky Network may be able to provide <br />opportunities for students and the public to observe the comet in the <br />weeks preceding and following the impact. Scientists <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1" color="#3366ff">www.siriuslookers.org</font> </div>
 
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rickstine

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This comet is not going to do much.Thank goodness.But dose anyone know were on Earth it hit?
 
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