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The Most Spectacular Of U.S. 4th Of July Fireworks Displays Was In 2005. Most Have Never Heard About It.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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A quick extract take directly from my NEXT book (which is finished and we are now trying to proof):

On July 3, 2005, NASA’s 1,400 lbs (at launch) Deep Impact space probe, launched atop a Delta II-7925 launch vehicle 172 days earlier, having travelled 267 million miles at speeds up to 64,000 mph, released a 820 pound ‘Smart Impactor’ capsule – replete with a high-tech 400 pound, 100% copper, solid cannonball – which, by design, crashed, headlong into 9P/Tempel, the next day, the collision, equivalent to the exploding of five tons of dynamite, throwing up huge quantities of matter from the comet’s nucleus for detailed spectrographic study by Deep Impact, which was about 300 miles away.