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Deep Impact awaits launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Jan. 12, 2005. The spacecraft will travel to comet Tempel 1 and release an impactor, creating a crater on the surface of the comet. Scientists believe the exposed materials may give clues to the formation of our solar system.

Addition Date: January 21, 2005
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech

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