Sunday, January 15, 2006

Stardust has landed!

This is the latest I got from NASA TV. The Stardust capsule has successfully landed in the Utah Test and Training Range. This infrared image taken from NASA TV shows one of the helicopters used to track the falling capsule. They have located the capsule and a crew is being sent to retrive it. It seems that the capsule is intact and survived the entry.




Update 8.30pm:

Image taken from NASA TV shows a helicopter carrying the Stardust capsule arriving at an airbase. The whole mission is a success! Scientists now have in their hands the cometary and interstellar particles that could tell us more about the beginning of the solar system and hopefully, life on Earth.

7 comments:

Rickie said...

Amazing stuff! To think that it has been in space for 7 yrs and now it is safely back on earth via a parachute!

Sir Thomas said...

Congrats to NASA. Hopefully, the probe did collect good amount of comet samples.

Johnny Q said...

I can imagine the worst case scenario. They find out that comets are indeed dirty snowballs.

SAM said...

My friend who was saying 7 years in space and all it bring back is some dust? Hahaha!

Well, he doesn't know how important this dust is.

Ah 9 said...

WHAT IF ThEY BROUGHT BACK SOME PLAGUE ThEY UNABLE TO CONTAIN!?!??

cue the the movie The Blob

Horrible! lol

Shy said...

Or worse an alien microorganism that can evolve quickly into a monster under our earth's conditions.

JPL Janitor said...

Image of the capsule after it landed

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=18748

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