NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft hit its target early this morning. Unfortunately, I went to bed early and missed the thing as it happened. Shoot. I won’t bother putting any images up; you’ll find lots of them on the Deep Impact website, and elsewhere as well.
My boys are as excited as can be about shooting off fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July today, and it occurred to me that these guys at NASA are excited about pretty much the same thing — blowing things up. Only these guys got to spend millions of dollars doing it millions of miles away by remote control, making a crater the size of a football field. I think I need to work for NASA.