Stardust: A Golden Landing Comets have long lit up the sky and the imaginations of scientists. Now these icy bodies from the beginnings of the solar system are finally ready for their close-up. This weekend, a spacecraft brings a sample of comet dust to Earth for the first time.

Probe Yields First Comet Samples

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Stardust Returns, Comet Dust in Tow

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Stardust Capsule Makes Soft Landing in Utah

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Utah Desert Readies for Stardust Landing

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Ira Flatow on Science: Stardust Needs Volunteers!

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