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What Happened Next

There are a lot of craters in the Solar System. One of them out there is human-made. Nobody knows quite how big it is – the violent process of making it and then making away from the scene allowed less than 15 minutes for close-up inspection, and in that time the dust thrown up obscured the view. It could be the size of a back yard, or of a football stadium. Whichever, it’s now a scar on the face of comet Tempel 1.

Keywords

Solar System Hubble Space Telescope Deep Impact Outer Planet Short Orbital Period 
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