On this day in 2006 - January 15th - NASA's Stardust spacecraft completed its mission by returning its samples to Earth.

Stardust was robotic space probe whose primary mission was to collect dust samples from the coma of comet Wild 2, as well as samples of cosmic dust.

Last edited by Mona - Astronomy; 01/16/18 05:13 AM.

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