NASA Loses Comet Chasing Spacecraft

Article written: 19 Aug , 2002
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NASA scientists haven’t given up hope in their search for the missing Contour spacecraft, which disappeared shortly after it was supposed to fire its thrusters on Thursday. A telescope captured an image of two separate objects, moving in the direction Contour was supposed to be headed, leading to speculation that the spacecraft broke in two, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet. Had it worked properly, Contour would now be on its way to meet up with two comets to take high resolution photos of their nuclei.


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