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Deep Impact Mission Comes to an End

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NASA's Deep Space Comet Hunter Mission Comes to an End

PASADENA, Calif. - After almost 9 years in space that included an unprecedented July 4th impact and subsequent flyby of a comet, an additional comet flyby, and the return of approximately 500,000 images of celestial objects, NASA's Deep Impact mission has ended.

The project team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has reluctantly pronounced the mission at an end after being unable to communicate with the spacecraft for over a month. The last communication with the probe was Aug. 8. Deep Impact was history's most traveled comet research mission, going about 4.7 billion miles (7.58 billion kilometers)..

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Dang. How unfortunate. :unsure2:

But I guess it did have a great life.

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Farewell, Deep Impact. May you finally rest in a quiet nebula. Thank you for all the data, we'll never forget you.

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