Deep Impact, or at least part of the flight system, is designed
to crash into comet 9P/Tempel 1. This bold mission design enables
cometary researchers to peer into the cometary nucleus, analyzing
the excavated material with its imagers and spectrometers. The
book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results,
payload, and data products in articles written by those most
closely involved. This mission has the potential of... more...