05 July 2005

Science draws a crowd


In an attempt to find out what comets are, we threw a projectile at one so we could analyze what it's made of, especially the inner core. And all of this happened 83 million miles away.

There are few places more hedonistic than Waikiki, but more than 10,000 people collected there to watch the impact on a giant screen.

Exploration is part of what makes us human. This evidence that there is still much to explore and discover, that we are capable of feats both sublime and grand, is able to make us stop and look in wonder. It was a grand day for NASA, and for everyone.