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  Sounds of a comet encounter
SOUNDS OF A COMET ENCOUNTER
Listen to sounds of icy balls of dust pelting an instrument aboard NASA's Stardust spacecraft that were recorded as it flew through a cloud of debris surrounding comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14, 2011.
+ Sounds of a Comet Encounter


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  Comet in the sky
COMET INTERACTIVE
What color is a comet? How is its tail formed? What is the nucleus of a comet composed of? How do comets contribute to our evolution? Discover the answers to these questions and learn about comet anatomy and the life cycles of comets.
+ Bright Tails, Black Hearts


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  This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
DESIGN A SATELLITE
Will your satellite be able to get into orbit? Take the challenge and ask the people of Littleton, Colorado to help you design and launch a satellite that can make power, point at the Earth and relay signals. Then, compare your satellite with a real communication satellite.
+ Play game (.swf file, 2 MB)


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  Mission Milestones interactive featuring the SD-NExT mission
MISSION MILESTONES
Do you know which of the Discovery and New Frontiers Program missions repurposed existing NASA spacecraft? Which ones were sample return missions? Which mission collected pieces of the sun? Find out the key dates, who's in charge, and the exciting stories behind each of the nineteen missions.
+ Play Interactive

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  Artist rendition of robot in space
Exo's Discovery
Exo needs your help! He came from another world to explore our solar system but his spaceship is running out of fuel. Explore small bodies like comet Tempel 1 to help him find resources to power him back home!
+ Play Interactive

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  This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
JPL INTERACTIVE FEATURES
More than 70 flash interactives bring the universe to you through stories, tours, interactive slideshows, 3-D viewers, and brilliant images.
+ See Interactives