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Discovery Zone - Can You Answer This?


1. If you have to compare the kinetic energy of the impact that our impactor will make in Comet Tempel 1 to TNT used here on Earth, what would the comparison be?

2. What are four things we don't yet know about comets?

3. How will the impactor aim at Comet Tempel 1?

4. Describe the surface of a comet.

5. Name 4 ideas people had about comets throughout history.

6. What are three reasons we want to observe the impact of Comet Tempel 1 from Earth?

7. What is a Whipple Shield and why is it necessary?

8. What is the Deep Space Network?

9. Is Deep Impact the only mission to a comet?

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