Development of Sample Handling and Analytical Expertise For the Stardust Comet Sample Return

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NASA's Stardust mission returned to Earth in January 2006 with ''fresh'' cometary particles from a young Jupiter family comet. The cometary particles were sampled during the spacecraft flyby of comet 81P/Wild-2 in January 2004, when they impacted low-density silica aerogel tiles and aluminum foils on the sample tray assembly at approximately 6.1 km/s. This LDRD project has developed extraction and sample recovery methodologies to maximize the scientific information that can be obtained from the analysis of natural and man-made nano-materials of relevance to the LLNL programs.

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Bradley, J; Bajt, S; Brennan, S; Graham, G; Grant, P; Hutcheon, I et al. February 9, 2006.

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NASA's Stardust mission returned to Earth in January 2006 with ''fresh'' cometary particles from a young Jupiter family comet. The cometary particles were sampled during the spacecraft flyby of comet 81P/Wild-2 in January 2004, when they impacted low-density silica aerogel tiles and aluminum foils on the sample tray assembly at approximately 6.1 km/s. This LDRD project has developed extraction and sample recovery methodologies to maximize the scientific information that can be obtained from the analysis of natural and man-made nano-materials of relevance to the LLNL programs.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-TR-218822
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/900166 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 900166
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc881627

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Bradley, J; Bajt, S; Brennan, S; Graham, G; Grant, P; Hutcheon, I et al. Development of Sample Handling and Analytical Expertise For the Stardust Comet Sample Return, report, February 9, 2006; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc881627/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.