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NASA's CONTOUR spacecraft

NASA's CONTOUR spacecraft

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This artist's impression shows the NASA Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft. After a 1 July 2002 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States, aboard a Delta II rocket, CONTOUR will encounter at least two near-Earth comets, providing the closest and most detailed look ever at the rocky, icy nucleus of a comet.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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