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The Stardust – a successful encounter with the remarkable comet Wild 2

Brownlee, D. E.; Anderson, J. D; Atkins, K.; Bhaskaran, S.; Cheuvront, A. R.; Clark, B. C.; Duxbury, T. C.; Economou, T.; Hanner, M. S.; Hörz, F.; Kissel, J.; McDonnell, J. A. M.; Green, S.; Newburn, R. L.; Perkins, D. E.; Price, S.; Ryan, R. E.; Sandford, S.; Sekanina, Z.; Tsou, P.; Tuzzolino, A. J.; Villinga, J. M.; Williams, K. E. and Zolensky, M. E. (2004). The Stardust – a successful encounter with the remarkable comet Wild 2. In: 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 15-19 March 2004, Houston, Texas, USA.

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On January 2, 2004 the Stardust spacecraft completed a close flyby of comet Wild2 (P81). Flying at a relative speed of 6.1 km/s within 237km of the 5 km nucleus, the spacecraft took 72 close-in images, measured the flux of impacting particles and did TOF mass spectrometry.

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: Abstract #1981
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 8741
Depositing User: Kyra Proctor
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 14:29
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