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Creator: 
NASA/JPL-Caltech
Description: 
Stardust will use a unique medium called aerogel to capture comet particles flying off the nucleus of comet Wild 2 in January 2004, plus collect interstellar dust for later analysis. The collected samples will return to Earth in January 2006.
MediaType: 
Image
Contributor: 
JPL Archives
Where: 
Stardust
Where: 
Earth