Follow this link to skip to                                      the main content

Multimedia Features

Text Size

Silicon Carbide Target
Silicon carbide target

Scientists extract a perfectly intact silicon carbide target from the Genesis spacecraft's "concentrator" target for solar wind science. Scientists will thoroughly analyze solar wind collectors to measure solar oxygen isotopic composition, the highest priority measurement objective for Genesis. The data may hold clues to increase scientists' understanding of how the solar system formed.

Credit: NASA/JSC

+ View high-resolution image (333 Kb)