Space probes

A comparison of the same part of the Tempel 1 comet before and after being hit by the impactor launched by the Deep Impact probe (photo NASA)

In July 2005 the Deep Impact probe made the first visit to the comet Tempel 1, in recent days the Stardust spacecraft has taken new photos, including the ones of the crater left by the impactor launched from Deep Impact, and made new measurements to improve our knowledge.

An image of the Voyager probes route

After travelling for more than 33 years the Voyager 1 probe reached the # boundaries of the solar system: so far in fact the solar wind that hit it travelled at supersonic speed but in the border zone called “termination shock” reached by the probe it slows down until it stops.