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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Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico

Calhoun Times 19 Jan 2020
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods .......

Woman’s desk drawer discovery goes viral

The Daily Telegraph Australia 19 Jan 2020
An old fundraising page has been inundated with new donations after a woman shared her heartbreaking discovery on social media .......

Discovery School Super League final stage to be telecast on TV

The Hindu 18 Jan 2020
The contest is a platform for students to showcase their talent .......

Probable Discovery Of A Contemporary Super-Earth Orbiting Proxima Centauri

MENA FN 18 Jan 2020
(MENAFN - News Satori) Astronomers have located alternative contender exoplanet orbiting our adjacent Proxima Centauri. If established it ... ....

£20k donated after desk drawer discovery sparks viral post

Sky News 18 Jan 2020
Thousands of pounds in donations have been made to an old fundraising page after a stranger found an order of service for a funeral in a desk drawer ... ....

How Important Is The Suriname Oil Discovery?

Oil Price 18 Jan 2020
The discovery ... The first-ever offshore discovery for Suriname, Apache and Total will make history in many ways....

Hollyoaks spoilers: James Nightingale hands himself into the police after Jesse Donovan’s shocking discovery?

Metro UK 18 Jan 2020
(Picture. Lime Pictures). James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) has had an incredibly tough couple of months in Hollyoaks, but he’s set to face another dilemma in the coming episodes, as Jesse Donovan (Luke Jerdy) discovers the truth about what he and Grace Black (Tamara Wall) did to Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) ... (Picture. Lime Pictures) ... MORE ... ....

Scientific Discovery About the Source of a Key Element of Life Shows Why Sun Worship ...

The Stranger 18 Jan 2020
It is known that many of the elements (carbon, oxygen) that play essential roles in organic systems (life) were fused in stars. But a big question has been about the source of phosphorus, which, though not abundant in the universe, is found in the membranes of living cells, and has a significant structural role in DNA and RNA ... It is this ... Reps ... .......

NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: Thomas Cooper's 1809 map of western New York

Niagara Gazette 18 Jan 2020
Last week Niagara Discoveries looked at Thomas Cooper’s "A Ride to Niagara," which described a journey the author took from Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Niagara Falls in 1809. To illustrate his route, Cooper included a map showing central and western New York state. The map is in the collection of New York Public Library but is in the public domain....

Star Wars: Rise Of The Resistance -  3 Cool Discoveries We Made Touring Galaxy's Edge

Cinema Blend 18 Jan 2020
In addition to getting to ride the ride three times during my excursion, I also had the chance to walk around and experience the place, and during my stay, these are the three coolest discoveries that I made. ... These are just some of our favorite discoveries at Galaxy’s Edge – but we’re sure you’ve made some of your own as well in recent months ... ....

Puerto Rico disaster agency boss sacked over discovery of unused Hurricane Maria supplies

The Independent 18 Jan 2020
The head of Puerto Rico’s emergency agency has been sacked following the discovery of a warehouse filled with supplies dating back to Hurricane Maria. Governor Wanda Vazquez said the goods had sat unused since the September 2017 disaster, which killed an estimated 3,000 people ... Download the new Independent Premium app ... Shape Created with Sketch ... ....

Fears over needle discovery on Lockerbie footpath

Daily Record 17 Jan 2020
The alarm was raised about the used needles on social media and the discovery has been condemned by a local councillor ... ....