Will Stardust fly by another comet?
Scientists aren't done with NASA's Stardust probe quite yet.
November 22, 2006
|Stardust's orbit around the Sun takes it from inside Earth's to well beyond that of Mars. On January 29, two weeks after Stardust's sample-return capsule touched down on the Utah desert, controllers radioed commands that shut down all but a few of the spacecraft's essential systems. Stardust's solar arrays and receiving antenna remain powered on, but the spacecraft is otherwise slumbering. |
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