January 19, 2006 Scientists scrutinizing comet and stellar particles from the Stardust spacecraft are ecstatic about what they're seeing. Stardust floated gently to Earth Sunday in Utah, after a seven-year, 3-billion-mile journey to Comet Wild 2. Today, the mission's scientists reported their first findings.
January 15, 2006 Early Sunday, the Stardust spacecraft softly dropped a 100-pound capsule holding comet dust into the Utah desert. The cosmic samples were gathered from comet Wild 2 in 2004 during Stardust's seven years in space.
January 13, 2006 NASA attempts this weekend to bring back from space some of the building blocks of life. A probe called Stardust is swinging by the Earth on Sunday to make a special delivery of particles it collected from an ancient comet two years ago.
January 12, 2006 Madeleine Brand talks with Ira Flatow, host of NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday, about the return to Earth of the Stardust space probe after a seven-year mission to capture microscopic particles of dust from a comet.