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STARDUST To Catch A Falling Star And Put It In Its Pocket
News story originally written on February 15, 1999

Actually, Stardust will catch pieces of a comet and return them to Earth. Scientists think that comet pieces haven't changed since the Solar System formed. They want to study the comet pieces to find out more about the Solar System.

STARDUST will collect comet pieces in a special material called aerogel. Aerogel is like glass but is 1000 times lighter!
Last modified January 11, 2006 by Randy Russell.

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