Genesis (spacecraft)

Genesis was a NASA sample return probe that collected a sample of solar wind and returned it to Earth for analysis. It was the first NASA sample return mission to return material since the Apollo Program, and the first to return material from beyond the orbit of the Moon.Genesis was launched on August 8, 2001, and crash-landed in Utah on September 8, 2004, after a design flaw prevented the deployment of its drogue parachute. The crash contaminated many of the sample collectors, and although most were damaged, many of the collectors were successfully recovered.

The Genesis science team demonstrated that some of the contamination could be removed or avoided, and that the solar wind could be analyzed using a variety of approaches. It is relatively easy to detect the solar wind, but the precision measurements are difficult and techniques are still being refined in laboratories worldwide. Nonetheless, in March 2008 scientists stated that they believed that all of the mission's major science objectives would be achieved successfully.

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Exceptional discovery: Archeologists find 2,000 year old chariot intact near Pompeii

Indiatoday 28 Feb 2021
The chariot was found in the ruins of a settlement north of Pompeii, beyond the walls of the ancient city in Italy ... ....

Gross discovery behind massive ‘tornado’

The Daily Telegraph Australia 27 Feb 2021
Motorists in Argentina were faced with a confronting sight as they drove towards what appeared to be a forming tornado recently – but on closer inspection, it was actually something else entirely .......

Collins Hill rallies past Discovery for first boys basketball quarterfinal appearance since 1998

Gwinnett Daily Post 27 Feb 2021
SUWANEE — Collins Hill’s boys basketball scored 50 points in a huge second-half comeback Friday night, defeating Discovery 73-65 and reaching the boys basketball quarterfinals for the first time since 1998 ... ....

Thousands of residents are evacuated overnight from more than 2,600 homes in Exeter after discovery ...

The Daily Mail 27 Feb 2021
Thousands of residents have been evacuated overnight from more than 2,600 homes in Exeter after the discovery of an unexploded World War Two bomb ... discovery of an unexploded World War Two bomb....

How the world's oldest DNA specimen found in Russia opens door for new Yukon discoveries: Researcher

CBC 27 Feb 2021
New research involving ancient DNA samples from Siberian fossils opens the door to possible new discoveries in Yukon's own trove of Ice Age fossils, says paleontologist Grant Zazula ... ....

Pompeii: Archaeologists unveil ceremonial chariot discovery

BBC News 27 Feb 2021
The ornate discovery was used during festivities and parades almost 2,000 years ago, experts say ... ....

Santa Fe Catholic, Discovery fall in region finals

Marietta Daily Journal 27 Feb 2021
Feb. 27—FORT LAUDERDALE — Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian jumped out to a 10-point lead after the first quarter and defeated Santa Fe Catholic 75-58 on Friday night in the Class 3A, Region 3 final at Calvary Christian. "They were the ... ....

Carmichael Man Facing 19 Felony Weapons Charges After Discovery of Massive Gun Cache, Fake Explosives

CBS Sports 27 Feb 2021
CARMICHAEL (CBS13) – A man is facing nearly two dozen felony assault weapons charges and was placed on a mental health hold after a false report of a shooting in Carmichael led to the discovery of tens of thousands of ammunition rounds, dozens of guns, and fake explosives, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office ... 1(credit ... 2(credit....

Ancient Roman chariot unearthed almost intact in 'exceptional discovery'

Independent online (SA) 27 Feb 2021
Rome - An ornate Roman chariot has been discovered "almost intact" near Italy’s buried city of Pompeii, the archaeological park announced on Saturday, calling it a discovery with "no parallel" in the country ... "This is an exceptional discovery... "It is an extraordinary discovery ......

Pompeii: Archaeologists unveil ceremonial carriage discovery

BBC News 27 Feb 2021
'Extraordinary discovery' ... "This is an extraordinary discovery that advances our understanding of the ancient world," Massimo Osanna, the director of the site, said in a press release....