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Aerogel: Catching Comet Dust

Aerogel: Catching Comet Dust

This site from National Aeronautics and Space Administration provides information about aerogel, a material used by the Stardust probe to trap particles from the Comet Wild 2. The collection strategies, the unique capabilities of aerogel, and the spacecraft collector's structure are presented. The site also provides an aerogel fact sheet, photo gallery, and frequently asked questions.
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