posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 06:07 PM
NASA's spacecraft, Stardust, passed safely within 200 miles of Comet Wild 2, collected particles that will be returned to the earth for analysis. The
Stardust spacecraft will return to Earth in January 2006, and its sample return capsule will make a soft landing at the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and
The collected microscopic particle samples of comet and interstellar dust will be taken to the planetary material curatorial facility at NASA's
Johnson Space Center, Houston, for analysis.
[Edited on 3-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]