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tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6762481015010870446.post-7897969146116128424: Comet Wild 2: A Window into the Birth of the Solar System?
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15 May 2015, 18:32 UTC <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ycw-vTpdY3s/VVY662ypRgI/AAAAAAAAu7A/QZlXctNtsjo/s1600/manoa-higp-wild21.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Three larger rocks, each containing several crystals, from comet Wild 2 are shown on the left of this image in cross-section, as imaged by an electron microscope. Fine-grained dust from the comet, still embedded in the aerogel it was captured in, is shown at right. (credit: R. Ogliore, University of Hawaiʻi and Z. Gainsforth, University of California, Berkeley)." border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ycw-vTpdY3s/VVY662ypRgI/AAAAAAAAu7A/QZlXctNtsjo/s640/manoa-higp-wild21.jpg" title="Three larger rocks, each containing several crystals, from comet Wild 2 are shown on the left of this image in cross-section, as imaged by an electron microscope. Fine-grained dust from the comet, still embedded in the aerogel it was captured in, is shown at right. (credit: R. Ogliore, University of Hawaiʻi and Z. Gainsforth, University of California, Berkeley)." width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><div style="text-align: justify;">Our solar system, and other planetary systems, started as a disk of microscopic dust, gas and ice around the young Sun. The amazing diversity of objects in the solar system today—the planets, moons, asteroids and comets—was made from this primitive dust. NASA’s Stardust mission returned to Earth with samples of comet Wild 2, a comet that originated outside the orbit ...
http://www.planetary.org/system/rss/www.planetary.org-638176609: Unseen latitudes of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- revealed!
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Direct link Unseen latitudes of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- revealed!

15 May 2015, 17:11 UTC

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