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Friday, July 01, 2005

Deep Impact Fireworks

Bloomberg.com: Deep Impact
Science Fiction? Arthur C. Clarke? Hollywood? Nope, this is what we do nowadays. Mind-blowing. I have heard many metaphors used to describe the fact that NASA will attempt to basically shoot a hole about the size of a stadium in a comet that's about half the size of Manhattan. One of the most fascinating metaphors dealt with the speed with which all this takes place in saying that it was like hitting a bullet with a bullet and then filming it all from a third bullet.