May 08, 1998 · Watch video · Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?
What would you do if you knew that in a handful of days an enormous comet would collide with Earth and all humanity could be annihilated? The countdown to doomsday is underway in this «gut-wrenching, eye-opening blast of a movie experience» (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview).
Sep 30, 2013 · This spectacular image of comet Tempel 1 was taken 67 seconds after it obliterated Deep Impact’s impactor spacecraft. The image was taken …
Launch date: January 12, 2005, 18:47:08 UTC
Oct 11, 2011 · However, the mission fails, splitting off a chunk of the comet, now due to land in the Atlantic with the impact sending a 350-foot tidal wave flooding 650 miles inland, destroying New York and
May 08, 1998 · Early in “Deep Impact” we learn that a comet “the size of Mt. Everest” is on a collision course for Earth. There would seem to be two possible outcomes: (1) The comet hits Earth, destroying it, or (2) the comet does not hit Earth, in which case humanity is spared but the audience is denied the sight of lots of special effects. In the first scenario you don’t get the obligatory happy
Goals. Deep Impact’s primary mission was to probe beneath the surface of a comet. The spacecraft delivered a special impactor into the path of Tempel 1 to reveal never before seen materials and provide clues about the internal composition and structure of a comet.
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In DEEP IMPACT, Leo Beiderman (Elijah Wood), joins a field study for his high school’s Astronomy Club and discovers a new comet that unfortunately is headed for Earth.
Famous for its July 4, 2005 planned impact with comet Tempel 1 that generated a brilliant flash of light later discovered to be ice and dust debris ejecting from the fresh impact crater, the Deep Impact mission was the first attempt to peer beneath the surface of a comet.
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The Deep Impact spacecraft, launched in Jan 2004, arrived at comet Tempel 1 in Jul 2005 becoming the first mission to impact the surface of a comet.