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It flew by Wild 2 on January 2, 2004, and collected particle samples from the comet's coma, which were returned to Earth along with interstellar dustit collected during the journey. NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft captured these images of comet ATLAS swooping by the Sun. 0000093189 00000 n 108, E8113 (2003), A.J. Very few pure carbon (CHON) particles were found in the samples returned. The fragments are enveloped in cometary dust. Tuzzolino, Stardust: Comet and interstellar dust sample return mission. 0000092958 00000 n Daghlian, Z. Djouadi, S. Fakra, T. Ferroir, C. Floss, I.A. 0000057834 00000 n 0000094168 00000 n 0000006510 00000 n They found iron and copper sulfide minerals that must have formed in the presence of water. Specifically, it has a higher concentration of carbon monoxide than any comet seen at a similar distance. Nittler, M.E. Weisberg, I. Weber, J.L. 0000003373 00000 n Westphal, C. Snead, A. Butterworth, G.A. 42, 191–210 (2007), L.P. Keller, S. Bajt, G.A. Raynal, M.E. 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Because aerogel includes background levels of several elements of interest, we employ a novel "dual threshold" approach to discriminate against background contaminants: an upper threshold, above which a spectrum contains cometary material plus aerogel and a lower threshold below which it contains only aerogel. (or is it just me...), Smithsonian Privacy Geochim. Snead, F.J. Stadermann, R. Stroud, P. Tsou, A. Westphal, E.D. 0000004142 00000 n :[13], Results from a study reported in the September 19, 2008 issue of the journal Science has revealed an oxygen isotope signature in the dust that suggests an unexpected mingling of rocky material between the center and edges of the Solar System. One track shows mass increases in Cr and Mn (1.4x), Cu, As and K (2x), Zn (4x), and total mass (13%) by dual thresholds compared to a single threshold. Pepin, D.A. 0000065877 00000 n J. Geophys. x�c``a`�e`c`Vc�c@ >v da����,0���A�3��J��fw~��F���)7���;� Sci. Several large depressed regions can be seen. Graham, M.J. Burchell, M.J. Cole, Z.R. Fairey, C. Floss, I.A. Cosmochim. The few spectra in-between are discarded since misallocation is detrimental: cometary material incorrectly placed in the background spectrum is later subtracted from the cometary spectrum, doubling the loss of reportable cometary material. Not affiliated The next full Moon will be early Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. Stroud, J. Susini, Y. Suzuki, S.R. Planet. Westphal, C. Snead, J. Borg, E. Quirico, P.-I. 0000003530 00000 n Planet. © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 0000004007 00000 n Hubble photographed about 30 fragments on April 20, 2020, and 25 pieces on April 23. 0000004832 00000 n The dual threshold technique can be used in other situations where elements of interest in a small sample embedded in a matrix are also present in the matrix itself. THE OXYGEN ISOTOPE COMPOSITION OF COMET WILD 2 GRAINS FROM THE BULB OF STAR-DUST TRACK 184 R. C. Ogliore1, A. J. Westphal2, K. Nagashima 3, G. R. Huss , T. K. 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Gounelle, M.M. startxref The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative 0000093726 00000 n Grant, S.F. 0000004374 00000 n 0000020010 00000 n 0000049485 00000 n These samples were gathered in an aerogel collector as the spacecraft flew within 236 kilometers (147 miles) of the comet. One of the prime objectives in the analysis of cometary dust collected by the Stardust space mission is to determine the elemental composition of comet 81P/Wild 2. Harvey, M. Lee, M. Gounelle, M.E. They revealed a surface riddled with flat-bottomed depressions, with sheer walls and other features that range from very small to up to 2 kilometres across. Science 314, 1716–1719 (2006). Sci. Space Sci. ), P. Hoppe, F.J. Stadermann, T. Stephan, C. Floss, J. Leitner, K.K. Image Credit: NASA. 41, 197–209 (2006), F. Hörz, R. Bastien, J. Borg, J.P. Bradley, J.C. 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