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Comet and Spacecraft Have Valentine’s Date

February 14, 2011

Photograph courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD.

Don’t forget! NASA’s spacecraft Stardust NExT (New Exploration of Tempel) has a hot date with comet Tempel 1 tonight at 11:37 p.m. You can watch it live on NASA TV starting at 11:30 p.m., including commentary from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

In related, um, news, University of Chicago calls NExT a player for its betrayal of comet Wild 2, which it courted back in 2004.

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