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Lifting Sample Return Capsule
capsule being lifted

NASA's Stardust sample return capsule successfully landed at the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m. Mountain time). The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by the Stardust spacecraft.

Here, the capsule is being lifted at the landing site.

Image credit: NASA

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