March 22, 2004
Wild Life is carrying this summary of the photographs sent back by the recent Stardust comet mission. Turns out it's a very, very weird place:

"The overall shape of the nucleus resembles a thick hamburger patty with a few bites taken out," said Thomas Duxbury, Stardust project manager. "The surface has significant relief on top of this overall shape that reflects billions of years of resurfacing from crater impacts and outgassing."

The samples collected should show up here some time in 2006. Here's to hoping their just as weird as the pictures!

Posted by scott at March 22, 2004 12:08 PM

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