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January 04, 2004

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.04.04)

"I'm glad we didn't know those were there. We would have been terrified." Source: Don Brownlee, University of Washington professor and main scientist on the Stardust Mission. Saturday, the spacecraft swept within 149 miles of the comet Wild 2, capturing stunning photographs and dust particles that could shed light on the origins of the solar system. One of the photos showed five distinct jets of primordial gas venting from the head of the comet. Stardust flew through two of them.

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