PIA03186: Particle Tracks in Aerogel
 Mission:  Stardust
 Spacecraft:  Stardust
 Product Size:  601 x 900 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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In an experiment using a special air gun, particles are shot into aerogel at high velocities. Closeup of particles that have been captured in aerogel are shown here. The particles leave a carrot-shaped trail in the aerogel. Aerogel was used on the Stardust spacecraft to capture comet particles from Comet Wild 2.

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