Seriously, this is very cool, although I am waiting to hear what the usual crowd of “prophecy” doomsayers has to say about it (“Revelation 6:13! Stars falling from the sky! We’re DOOMED! Doomed, I tells ye!”):

A 400-kilogram NASA probe successfully smashed into a comet early Monday, a strike scientists hope will help them learn more about the origins of the solar system.

It’s the first time a spacecraft has touched a comet, setting off a burst of light in the sky about 130 million kilometres from Earth.

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Now this is the kind of science I really like: finding new and interesting and big ways to smash stuff.


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