Comet-hunting spacecraft shuts down after 12 years

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March 24, 2011
Atlanta Journal-Constitution    
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"NASA ordered its comet-hunting Stardust probe to burn its remaining fuel on Thursday, setting off a sequence that shut down the spacecraft after a 12-year career. Stardust had finished its main mission in 2006, sending particles from a comet to Earth. It took on another job last month, photographing a crater on an asteroid." (03/24/11)

 

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