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EPOXIExtrasolar Planet Observation and Deep Impact Extended Investigation (US NASA)
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Deming is the deputy principal investigator who leads the team that works on the Extrasolar Planet Observations and Characterization (EPOCh) part of Deep Impact's extended mission, called EPOXI.
Ball Aerospace will interface with Michael A'Hearn, EPOXI principal investigator and DIXI science team lead; L.
The EPOXI spacecraft revealed a cometary snow storm created by carbon dioxide jets spewing out tons of golf-ball to basketball-sized fluffy ice particles from the peanut-shaped comet's rocky ends.
EPOXI is a combination of the names for the two extended mission components: a search for extrasolar planets during the cruise to Hartley 2, called Extrasolar Planet Observation and Characterization (EPOCh), and the flyby of comet Hartley 2, called the Deep Impact Extended Investigation (DIXI).
Comet 103P/ Hartley is now receding from Earth having been imaged by numerous amateurs and by the EPOXI spacecraft.
4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the EPOXI mission's successful flyby of comet Hartley 2:
The spacecraft 'Deep Impact' that analysed the light when an object was slammed into comet Tempel 1 in July 2005, still lives on doing good science, now in the guise of the EPOXI mission (Extrasolar Planet Observation and Deep Impact Extended Investigation).
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new finding by NASA's EPOXI mission is a comet named Hartley 2 that is in a hyperactive state.
4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft successfully flew past comet Hartley 2 at 10 a.
Data collected by Mumma's team and detailed images of the comet taken by NASA's EPOXI mission reveal that the Hartley-2's core is not uniform.
4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace-built Deep Impact Flyby spacecraft successfully completed another "first" for NASA on November 4 when its onboard cameras captured spectacular images of comet Hartley 2 as part of the EPOXI mission.
Interestingly, it is the target for a flyby by the Deep Impact probe in November, as part of the EPOXI mission (Extrasolar Planet Observation and Deep Impact Extended Investigation).