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Stardust Sample Return
infrared view of helicopter at capsule landing site

An infrared camera captures a recovery helicopter at the landing site of the Stardust sample return capsule. This image was taken from NASA TV.

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.

Image credit: NASA

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