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20/09/2013 NASA ends the Deep Impact mission

Deep Impact probe was designed to study the interior composition of the comet Tempel 1 by releasing an impactor. After successful completion of its primary mission, the probe was rerouted to study extrasolar planets and comet Hartley 2. It worked for seven years until the radio contact was finally lost.


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