Stardust Mission a Success

A couple of years ago I mentioned NASA’s Stardust mission and their special dust collecting material, aerogel. Aerogel is a silicon-based solid with a porous, sponge-like structure in which 99.8 percent of the volume is empty space.

Well the Stardust mission has returned and as the New York Times explains, the Stardust mission has exceeded expectations.


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