Photos: Stardust capsule returns with comet dust

Photos: Stardust capsule returns with comet dust

Summary: After a 2.9 billion mile journey, NASA's Stardust probe returned to Earth--carrying secrets of the solar system.

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    The capsule was packed inside a protective covering and then transported to a laboratory for analysis.

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    The Stardust capsule was taken to a temporary "clean room" at the Michael Army Air Field in Utah where scientists began examining the cannister and its contents--hopefully uncovering secrets of the solar system.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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