Deep Impact update.

About 2 minutes ago, at 2:07 am EDT, the Deep Impact probe launched the "impactor" and sent it on it's final journey towards the Tempel 1 comet. The copper-reinforced "washing machine" is now less than 24 hours away from its hopefully-spectacular death plunge, and JPL is now feeding near real-time images from the mothership.

Posted: Sun - July 3, 2005 at 02:09 AM