Friday, January 13, 2006

Stardust Reminder: Watch the Skies, Volunteer

NASA's Stardust Spacecraft is making its final approach to earth this weekend, releasing a sample capsule that will hopefully land safely in the Utah desert around 2 a.m. Pacific Time on Sunday.

Readers of SpaceBlog Alpha living in the northwestern United States may actually catch a glimpse of the small streaming fireball created by the sample capsule as it enters the atmosphere.

It's also not too late to join the ranks of the volunteers who will search through images of the sample collector plates in the hopes of finding a minute particle of interstellar dust...

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