How do scientists find details about the early days of our solar system? One way is to investigate comets. Find out how the Deep Impact spacecraft fired an impactor into Comet Tempel 1 to get some answers.
When satellites go off to places like Jupiter or Saturn (or even out of the solar system), they follow crazy orbits.
They will often loop around a planet to get a "gravity assist" or "gravity boost." How does that work? I know the Galileo probe looped around Earth twice to get a boost,
and the Pioneer and Voyager probes used Jupiter.