View Full Version : Stardust Sweeps Past Comet Wild 2

2005-Sep-11, 05:26 AM
SUMMARY: The Stardust spacecraft made history today when it passed through the tail of Comet Wild-2, and took some of the best pictures of a comet ever seen. During the flyby, Stardust got within only 230 kilometers of the comet's nucleus, and captured just a few grams of particles from Wild-2's tail. The collected particles, which are stored in a sample return capsule, will be brought back to Earth in 2006; it'll touchdown at a US Air Force testing range in Utah.

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