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  1. What was the purpose of the Deep Impact mission? (See answer)
  2. Describe the makeup of a comet. (See answer)
  3. Why were the Hubble Space Telescope and other space telescopes involved in the Deep Impact mission? (See answer)
  4. If you could ask a Deep Impact scientist several questions about the mission, what would they be?
    (See answer)
  5. If you were an astronomer, what question(s) about the solar system would you want to investigate?
    (See answer)