Will Stardust fly by another comet?
Scientists aren't done with NASA's Stardust probe quite yet.
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.