View Full Version : Comet Dust is Very Similar to Asteroids

2008-Jan-25, 09:30 PM
Just so it's clear in your mind: comets are dirty snowballs, asteroids are rocks. Got the difference? Wait… not so fast. Scientists studying the cometary dust picked up by NASA's Stardust spacecraft, and they're finding it's surprisingly asteroid like. When Stardust flew past comet Wild 2 in 2006, scientists knew they would be scooping up [...]

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2008-Jan-28, 10:23 PM
You heard it first, here:)