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The "second-hand" satellite Ice, which has taken 7 yrs to travel 44 million miles, intercepts the tail of Giacobini-Zinner Comet, and sends back an analysis of the comet's tail to NASA. The 5 ft tall satellite withstands the impact, and reports that the tail contains no dust. (It will return to Earth in the year 2012.) Intvw Bob Farquhar, NASA Astrodynamicist & Heather Couper (British Astronomical Society President). REES,KEN/McGINTY,LAWRENCE

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ITV News
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COMET:
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ITN
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The "second-hand" satellite Ice, which has taken 7 yrs to travel 44 million miles, intercepts the tail of Giacobini-Zinner Comet, and sends back an analysis of the comet's tail to NASA. The 5 ft tall satellite withstands the impact, and reports that the tail contains no dust. (It will return to Earth in the year 2012.) Intvw Bob Farquhar, NASA Astrodynamicist & Heather Couper (British Astronomical Society President). REES,KEN/McGINTY,LAWRENCE
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science and technology
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1985-09-11