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Title Comet collision! [videorecording] / [produced by New Pony Productions, Inc. for Discovery Channel].

Imprint [S.l.] : Discovery Communications, c2006.

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 GDL Pacific Park Library DVD    523.6 COM    Available
Description 1 videodisc (51 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Animation sequences with live action and interviews.
Credits Producers: Ron Bowman, Lisa Fredrickson ; Editor: Lisa Fredrickson ; Director: Ron Bowman ; Co-producer: Iana Porter ; Writers: Gary Parker, Patrick Prentice, Ron Bowman.
Summary "In July 2005, NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1, providing the first-ever glimpse of the interior of one of these 'dirty snowballs' and valuable insight into the formation of our solar system. NASA's brilliant, but risky, plan to send a tiny, copper-plated probe hurtling directly towards the city-sized comet at a speed of 23,000 mph was a smashing success. The resulting explosion of particles provided experts with new data about the composition of life-building materials that were present in the early solar system. Watch as state-of-the-art spacecraft animation and stunning location photography bring the mission to life, taking viewers behind the scenes of NASA's high-profile mission. Follow the entire journey of the doomed Deep Impact probe, from its initial design to the extraordinary challenge of building a spacecraft that's intended to be smashed to pieces"--Container.
System Details DVD.
Subject Comets.
Astronomy -- Research.
Space probes.
Tempel 1 comet.
Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet -- Collision with Jupiter.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs
Added Author Bowman, Ron.
Fredrickson, Lisa.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Channel Video (Firm)
New Pony Productions Inc.
Music No. 753384-C Discovery Channel
730309 Discovery Channel Store

 
    
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