Specks of stardust likely first from beyond solar system: physicist (7)

Japan Times 2014.08.15 01:35
Reuters CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - A NASA spacecraft dispatched 15 years ago to collect samples from a comet also snared what scientists suspect are the first dust specks from interstellar space. The Stardust robotic spacecraft was launched in 1999 to fly by a comet and collect samples from Comet Wild 2 (pronounced "Vilt 2") and parachute them back to Earth in 2006.
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