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Slate's Explainer: Genesis Probe and Solar Wind

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Slate's Explainer: Genesis Probe and Solar Wind

Slate's Explainer: Genesis Probe and Solar Wind

Slate's Explainer: Genesis Probe and Solar Wind

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Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains why NASA uses precious metals to collect so-called "solar wind." NASA's Genesis capsule crash-landed Wednesday in the Utah desert after a three-year mission to study particles streaming from the sun.