Hidden Nook

"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Deep Impact...

[Media Source*]


A drawing of Deep Impact approaching Comet Tempel 1.

It appears that NASA is sending two space craft (dubbed Flyby and Impactor) with the sole purpose of one of the crafts to smash into a comet in order to gain secrets locked inside.
"All I can do now is worry and hope," said Deep impact principal investigator Michael A'Hearn, of the University of Maryland, during a telephone interview. "And then watch it go."

The comet being smashed into is Tempel 1 (an original name, heh?) which is thought to be a typical example of comets. Researchers hope that by doing so they will get a glimpse of the pristine material from the beginning of the formation of our Solar System. They may also hold a role in the future of space exploration.
And while they may have played a role in our beginnings, comets could one day be tapped by future human space explorers as a source for water, oxygen and hydrogen fuel for far-flung space missions, NASA researchers said.

"They could be the watering holes and fuel stations for future interplanetary exploration," Yeomans said.

Although few comets interest me that much (I see them as dirty snow balls) their role in space exploration makes them of greater value. The solar system is ripe with resources (if you know where to look) and "comet hopping" may be one way to get to more lucrative planetary systems such as Jupiter and Saturn (their moons that is). Mars may be a good testing ground for future colonies, but any investment on that rust ball of a planet would have to be temporary, as the weather on that planet can be severe. That's it for me, Selah!

Deutsch • Español • Français • Italiano • Portugese • 日本語 • 한국 • 汉语

Links to this post:

Create a Link

Comment Policy: Comments posted here do not necessarily reflect the views of this site or the authors, and are the legal responsibility of the original commenter. Intelligent opinions welcome. Comment here.

<< Back Home

By Darnell Clayton • 1:40 PM • Email Post • •


Site Search

Web HiddenNook.blogspot.com

Email Subscription

Enter your email address below to subscribe.

Powered by Google Groups

Button Membership

Net Affiliations

Journalist For

Blog Coalitions

Registered With

Important Information

Blog Stats

View Blog Stats

Plus 10,667 hits before August 12, 2005

Weblog Legalities

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.

Opinions expressed here do not reflect the views of anyone that I work with, for, or associate with in any manner.

About Me

Brief Bio
Blogger Profile
General Profile
Business Profile
Personal Profile

Daily Reads

• Arabian •
Camera Snapshots
Regime Change Iran
Iraq the Model
Under Underground

• Spiritual •
Dhimmi Watch
Evangelical Outpost
God Blog
ID The Future
Jihad Watch
Muslim Wakup! Blog
One True God Blog
Serenity Thru Hope
Trailing Clouds of Glory

• Unique •
The Black Kettle
Gateway Pundit
The Korean Liberator

When Ever

• Corporate •
Blog Pulse
Flickr Blog
Technorati Weblog

• Google •
Blogger Buzz
Blogger Developers Network
Google Analytics
Google Blog
Google Base
Google Talkabout
Google Labs
Google Press
Google Reader Blog
Google Video
Inside AdSense
Inside AdWords
Inside Google Desktop
Inside Google Sitemaps

• GOP •
Alpha Patriot
Cao's Blog
Captain's Quarters
Hugh Hewitt
Michelle Malkin
Expose The Left
Right Mom
Right On America
Trey Jackson

• Global •
Publius Pundit
UN Dispatch

• Tech Web •
Google Rumors
Junto Boyz
Life Hacker
Pro Blogger
Mark Jen

Blogroll Me!

Family Blogs

Hidden Nook
One Spirit
Sol Worlds
Inside Orkut
Blogger Delights
Colony Worlds
Google Your Business

Prior Data


News Stand

Google News
Ynet News
Muslim Wakeup!
Jerusalem Post
Hatzolah Israel
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The Christian Post Jerusalem Newswire
Isracast Christianity Today

Blog Engineering

Universal Translator
Antisplog Hack
Navbar Hack
Comlink Hack
Technorati Hack

Extra Credits

Blogger Templates
Darnell Clayton