7 years later… in a galaxy not so far away..
Deep Impact is real!!! Yes, that’s right… NASA is going to “smack a comet” with a spacecraft named Deep Impact in July 2005. According to the careful experts, it should not change the course of the comet so that it flies into Earth accidently:
“It’s sort of like a bug hitting the windshield of an 18-wheeler”
Now that may seem like the best part, but they were also asked what happens if something in their master plan goes wrong and they miss the comet completely:
“Frankly, we don’t have a real good backup.”
At least they’re honest. Either way, this is pretty cool. It definitely falls into the “how much can we get away with before we really screw things up” category.