Photos: First look at comet dust

Photos: First look at comet dust

Summary: NASA scientists have opened the Stardust probe and found particles from the tail of a comet.

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    Here's another closeup look at a cometary fragment that was caught by aerogel.

  • Webcam

    NASA has installed a live Webcam at the Stardust Cleanroom that shows the scientists working on the comet samples returned by the Stardust space probe. It can be accessed from NASA's Stardust page.

  • landing

    NASA's Stardust capsule successfully landed on Sunday at the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range. The 100-pound capsule was launched in 1999. Click here for more photos of the recovery and a view of its reentry.

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Topic: Nasa / Space

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