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New Bulk Metallic Glass To Catch Pieces Of The Solar Wind

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October 16, 2000
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NASA's Genesis spacecraft, the first mission to collect and return samples of the solar wind -- fast moving particles from the Sun -- is moving closer to launch. Scheduled for liftoff in February 2001, the mission will help scientists refine the basic definition of the Sun's characteristics, and understand how the solar nebula, a large cloud of gas and dust, gave rise to our complex solar system.

NASA's Genesis spacecraft, the first mission to collect and return samples of the solar wind -- fast moving particles from the Sun -- is moving closer to launch. Scheduled for liftoff in February 2001, the mission will help scientists refine the basic definition of the Sun's characteristics, and understand how the solar nebula, a large cloud of gas and dust, gave rise to our complex solar system.


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NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (2000, October 16). New Bulk Metallic Glass To Catch Pieces Of The Solar Wind. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001013074023.htm
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "New Bulk Metallic Glass To Catch Pieces Of The Solar Wind." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001013074023.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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