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2011-02-13 14:45:00

Stardust NExT must love comets - on Valentine's Day the spacecraft will get up close and personal with its second.

2009-08-17 12:34:00

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA scientists have discovered glycine, a fundamental building block of life, in samples of comet Wild 2 returned by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.

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2009-08-17 12:35:00

NASA scientists have discovered glycine, a fundamental building block of life, in samples of comet Wild 2 returned by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.

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2008-06-12 15:35:36

NASA researchers and scientists from the United States, Germany and Japan have found a new mineral in material that likely came from a comet.

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2006-03-14 00:55:00

Particles from any icy comet that were collected and returned to Earth aboard a NASA science satellite show dozens of minerals that form only in extreme heat -- a finding that complicates theories about how the solar system formed, scientists said on Monday.

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2006-01-19 18:05:00

Pristine comet samples returned this weekend by the Stardust spacecraft after a 2.9-billion-mile (4.7-billion-km) journey wildly exceeded scientists' expectations, project managers said on Thursday.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.