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Instruments Aboard CONTOUR Spacecraft Will Provide First Surface "Fingerprint" Of Comet Nucleus

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June 14, 2001
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Cornell University News Service
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Instruments aboard a spacecraft that will be launched next year to explore two, and perhaps three or more, comets in the solar system will for the first time provide a "fingerprint" of the surface of cometary nuclei, giving the first firm evidence of the composition of the icy, rocky objects.

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Instruments aboard a spacecraft that will be launched next year to explore two, and perhaps three or more, comets in the solar system will for the first time provide a "fingerprint" of the surface of cometary nuclei, giving the first firm evidence of the composition of the icy, rocky objects.


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Cornell University News Service. "Instruments Aboard CONTOUR Spacecraft Will Provide First Surface "Fingerprint" Of Comet Nucleus." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 June 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010614063503.htm>.
Cornell University News Service. (2001, June 14). Instruments Aboard CONTOUR Spacecraft Will Provide First Surface "Fingerprint" Of Comet Nucleus. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010614063503.htm
Cornell University News Service. "Instruments Aboard CONTOUR Spacecraft Will Provide First Surface "Fingerprint" Of Comet Nucleus." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010614063503.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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