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Old 2004-09-09, 02:42   #7
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Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48

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The impact speed has been revised to about 86.3 m/s, or about 311 km/h. Scientists still hope to recover some data from the capsule, despite the impact, and the resulting damage and contamination.

One of the news reporters remarked that the spacecraft should have been called Icarus, instead of Genesis. Icarus was a character from Greek mythology that flew too close to the Sun, causing him to crash to Earth.
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