Images: Streaking home with piece of comet's tail

Images: Streaking home with piece of comet's tail

Summary: NASA's Stardust space capsule, loaded with captured comet dust, is expected to make a grand return to Earth.

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  • landing

    Helicopters will be ready to rescue the capsule after it lands. Special off-road vehicles will be on standby in case weather prevents a helicopter pickup.

  • Deep Impact

    NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft sent a probe that made a spectacular collision with comet Tempel 1 on July 3, 2005.

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