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Stardust Team Develops Technique To Keep Camera Clear

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March 27, 2001
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In December, Stardust, the mission to Comet Wild 2 to capture dust particles and return them to Earth, cleared a coating that was clouding its camera optics by applying heat. Today, team members are investigating the reappearance of the coating, which is similar to the frost on a car windshield, and they plan to use the same heating technique again to clean up the optics.

In December, Stardust, the mission to Comet Wild 2 to capture dust particles and return them to Earth, cleared a coating that was clouding its camera optics by applying heat. Today, team members are investigating the reappearance of the coating, which is similar to the frost on a car windshield, and they plan to use the same heating technique again to clean up the optics.


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