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Title: Strange comet unlike anything known
Post by: Mystic Cloud on June 18, 2004, 09:39:19
Whee Stardust. My father's been working on that project [:D]
The technology in these are actually amazing. Do
a google search on aerogel, really amazing stuff.

Can't wait for the Rosetta to begin when they
will actually try to land on a comet.


Title: Strange comet unlike anything known
Post by: Nagual on June 18, 2004, 07:15:41
Comet Wild 2ís jets and craters astound astronomers

A detailed analysis of the comet Wild 2 (pronounced "Vilt 2") has left astronomers astounded at an object that has no known peers in the solar system.

The comet, examined in a close flyby in January by NASA's Stardust spacecraft, has towering protrusions and steep-walled craters that seem to defy gravity. More than a dozen jets of material shoot out from its insides. Dust swirls around the comet in unexpectedly dense pockets.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5234058/