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Failed CONTOUR Comet Mission Melted Itself Down

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Science  24 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5645, pp. 546
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5645.546a

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A NASA investigation board has concluded that the CONTOUR comet-exploration mission that failed last year was probably done in by exhaust from its own propulsion system.