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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Paws Discovery Farm In Burlington County Closing Down

CBS Sports 26 Feb 2020
(CBS) — The Paws Discovery Farm in Burlington County is closing down ... Discovery Museum. The Paws Discovery Farm’s final day will be Wednesday....
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Falling LNG rates may hit discoveries: Industry executives

The Economic Times 26 Feb 2020
In November, when RIL-BP offered 5 million metric standard cubic meters a day (mmscmd) of gas proposed to be produced from its KG Basin field, the prices quoted in the auction were very close to the floor rate fixed by producers ... ....
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Scientists baffled by new discovery of 'alien like' sea animal which doesn't breathe | Watch Video

India TV 26 Feb 2020
A new discovery of an 'alien like' marine animal has left scientists baffled ... Researchers are coming up with new theories regarding the origination of H Salminicola ... .......
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More money needed for Public Safety Building demolition after asbestos discovery

CTV 26 Feb 2020
The Winnipeg Public Service is asking the city for more money for the demolition of the Public Safety Building due to the discovery of asbestos ... ....
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YMCA board terminates CEO/President Brown after discovery of felony meth charge

Times Record News 26 Feb 2020
YMCA board terminates CEO/President Brown after discovery of felony drug charge from 2017 out of Oklahoma .......
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More money to be spent for Public Safety Building demolition after asbestos discovery

CTV 26 Feb 2020
The Winnipeg Public Service is asking for more money than originally planned to be spent on the demolition of the Public Safety Building due to the discovery of asbestos, though it is still within the approved budget ... ....
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Woman pleads guilty to Discovery Bay fatal hit and run

East Bay Times 26 Feb 2020
MARTINEZ — A Bay Area woman admitted to being the driver in a fatal 2018 hit and run crash in Discovery Bay, and has begun serving a yearlong jail ......
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Mavis Staples to open new Discovery Green series

Houston Chronicle 26 Feb 2020
Three Houston parks are starting a new jazz, blues, R&B concert series this spring featuring a very special guest. Civil Rights activist and R&B/gospel legend Mavis Staples ... ....
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BAS breaks ground on energy-efficient Discovery Building to study climate change in Antarctica

Inhabitat 26 Feb 2020
The building is expected to meet the highest environmental standards ... ....
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Discovery of entirely new class of RNA caps in bacteria

PhysOrg 26 Feb 2020
The discovery was recently published in the journal Nature Communications. ....

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