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First Pieces of Genesis Spacecraft Shipped to Researchers
01.18.2005
 
Scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston have shipped pieces of the Genesis polished aluminum collector to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, marking the first distribution of a Genesis scientific sample from JSC since the science canister arrived there Oct. 4, 2004.

Scientific sample of Genesis spacecraft Image left: Scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston have shipped a piece of the Genesis polished aluminum collector to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.
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Scientific sample of Genesis spacecraft Image left: The sample, the first to be allocated for Genesis early science analysis, may hold important evidence about the overall composition of the sun.


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Scientific sample of Genesis spacecraft Image left: Several important Genesis science objectives will be investigated as part of the Early Science Return, including studies of noble gas isotopes in bulk solar wind and nitrogen isotopes.

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