Harpoon a Comet?: Spacecraft to Carry Canon-Fired Sampler

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:00 in Astronomy & Space

Retrieving bits from a comets nucleus is a tricky task due to the lack of gravity. NASA is developing a spacecraft that will sport a harpoon fixed with a sample-return tip for retrieving comet pieces that will ultimately be sent back to Earth.

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