Astrophysics (index)

EPOXI

(Extrasolar Planet Observation and Deep Impact Extended Investigation)
(mission using Deep Impact for further exploration)

EPOXI (Extrasolar Planet Observation and Deep Impact Extended Investigation) is follow-on mission using the Deep Impact mission spacecraft. It includes two investigations:

  • Deep Impact Extended Investigation (DIXI)
  • Extrasolar Planet Observation and Characterization (EPOCh)

Deep Impact's primary mission was a close inspection of Comet Tempel 1. DIXI was a flyby of comet Hartley 2. EPOCh aimed the spacecraft's high-resolution instrument at some Extra Solar Planets.


(mission,space,exoplanets)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPOXI
http://science.nasa.gov/missions/epoxi/

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