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Probe Flyby to Collect Comet Dust

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Probe Flyby to Collect Comet Dust

Probe Flyby to Collect Comet Dust

Probe Flyby to Collect Comet Dust

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NPR's Melissa Block talks with NPR's David Kestenbaum about NASA's plan to fly a spacecraft through the tail of a comet. The craft, named Stardust, passes within 186 miles of the comet today. It's collecting dust particles that will eventually be sent to earth.