[FPSPACE] FW: Preparing For the Impact (ESO PR 15/05)
ljk4 at msn.com
Tue May 31 12:14:08 EDT 2005
>From: esonews at eso.org
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>To: ljk4 at msn.com
>Subject: Preparing For the Impact (ESO PR 15/05)
>Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 17:58:03 +0200
>In preparation of the Deep Impact event, ESO's telescopes were used over
>several months to do pre-impact monitoring, taking images and spectra of
>Comet Tempel 1, both in the visible and mid-infrared wavebands. The latest
>image shows the comet, 100 million kilometres away from Earth with a 30,000
>km wide coma and a 5 km nucleus.
>Among all observatories, the ESO La Silla Paranal Observatory will also
>provide the best coverage of the post-impact observations.
>See the image and read the details in ESO Press Release 15/05 at
>A dedicated web site has been opened at
>There you will find information on the Mission, on Comets and on the
>observing programmes of ESO. You can also see nice photos of comets.
>We are starting a gallery of photos and drawings on this topic. Do not
>hesitate to send them - max. 2 per person - to deepimpact at eso.org.
>With kind regards,
>The ESO Public Affairs Dept.
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