PIA03671: Stardust Sample Return


Stardust Sample Return

Caption:

The Stardust sample return capsule was transported by helicopter from its landing site at the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range. This image shows the return capsule inside a protective covering. The capsule, which landed at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m. Mountain time), contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by the Stardust spacecraft.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target
System
Target Type Comet
Mission Stardust
Instrument Host Stardust
Host Type
Instrument Stardust Capsule
Detector
Extra Keywords Color, Dust, Mountain
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2006-01-17
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03671
Identifier PIA03671