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Next Launch ABS 3A on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
scheduled for:
2 Mar 15 3:50:00 GMT
1 Mar 15 22:50:00 EST

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CHopper would have traversed the surface of the comet Wirtanen by conducting a series of "hops" across the comet's surface. This would have allowed researchers to document the changes that the comet undergoes as it approaches the Sun. Image Credit: Max-Planck-Institut f|r Aeronomie, Courtesy T. Credner, J. Jockers, T.Bonev

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