noaoann06031 — Announcement
Creative Comet Missions
31 October 2006
NOAO Astronomer Emeritus Michael Belton is a member of the science teams for two new NASA Discovery Program mission studies - one proposal would send the Deep Impact spacecraft onward to Comet Boethin in December 2008; the other would send the Stardust spacecraft to Comet Tempel 1 to observe the crater left there by Deep Impact's explosive earlier visit in 2005, which was observed widely from Kitt Peak, SOAR and Gemini North (see image).
- For more, see the NASA Announcement of Discovery Program Selections.