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Deep Space 1 Survives Close Encounter With Comet Borrelly

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September 25, 2001
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NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Deep Space 1's risky encounter with comet Borrelly has gone extremely well as the aging spacecraft successfully passed within 2,200 kilometers (about 1,400 miles) of the comet.

Deep Space 1's risky encounter with comet Borrelly has gone extremely well as the aging spacecraft successfully passed within 2,200 kilometers (about 1,400 miles) of the comet at 22:30 Universal Time (3:30 p.m. PDT) on September 22, 2001.


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NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "Deep Space 1 Survives Close Encounter With Comet Borrelly." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 September 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010925071744.htm>.
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (2001, September 25). Deep Space 1 Survives Close Encounter With Comet Borrelly. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010925071744.htm
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "Deep Space 1 Survives Close Encounter With Comet Borrelly." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010925071744.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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