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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.

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2006-01-17 18:43:53

The newly returned Stardust space capsule arrived Tuesday at NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the space agency said scientists will unlock its internal canister and take a first peek at comet debris particles it was supposed to capture during a seven-year journey.

2006-01-17 13:42:53

Please read in 11th paragraph ...any solid material from beyond the moon...

2006-01-17 13:31:11

Please read in 4th paragraph ...any solid material from beyond the moon...

2006-01-17 13:19:06

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A space capsule loaded with comet dust completed a 2.9 billion mile (4.7 billion kilometer) journey on Sunday, landing safely in the Utah desert and ending a seven-year wait for clues to the solar system's origins.

2006-01-17 13:10:26

Please read in 15th paragraph ...any solid material from beyond the moon...

2006-01-15 08:08:13

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A space

2006-01-15 06:40:33

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A space

2006-01-15 01:43:11

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A space capsule loaded with comet dust was barreling toward Earth after being released by its mother ship late on Saturday following a seven-year, 2.9 billion-mile journey to recover materials formed at the dawn of the solar system.

2006-01-11 12:58:00

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A space capsule with samples of comet dust is set to parachute into the Utah desert on Sunday, capping a seven-year mission that scientists hope will give them clues about the origins of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Comet -- A comet is a small body from the outer reaches of the solar system similar to an asteroid but composed of ice. Often described as "dirty snowballs," they are composed largely of carbon dioxide ice, methane ice, and water ice with a mixture of dust and small stony aggregates mixed in. Comets are thought to be small pieces of debris left over from the formation of the solar system, representing a sample of the original composition of the nebula that condensed to form the Sun and all...

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gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'