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Stardust probe

Stardust flew through the coma of Comet Wild 2, gathering grains of comet dust that it returned to Earth in early 2006.

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Comet

Comets February 19, 2016

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Stardust Catching bits of stardust January 15, 2016

Stardust Catching bits of comet dust December 31, 2013

Comet Encounter Returning to the scene of a wreck February 13, 2011

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Comet Tempel 1 as seen by the Stardust spacecraft, February 14, 2011

Close Cometary Encounter February 17, 2011

Comet Tempel-1 from the Stardust spacecraft, February 14, 2011

Second Glance February 15, 2011