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Episode 24: Stardust

Play Feb 23•4:16

Scientists now have samples of comet dust. On Jan. 15, 2006, the Stardust capsule successfully returned to Earth. Stardust was an ambitious mission to use a satellite to robotically intercept a comet and collect its material for analysis. Stardust encountered Comet Wild 2 in January 2004. The satellite then flew back to Earth and dropped the capsule with the samples. The capsule deployed...

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