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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Quarantine discoveries

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung 01 Apr 2020
I hope everyone is staying home and doing everything possible to keep our community safe. Other than two drive-thru snow cone runs, we are hunkered down, trying to figure out how we are going to not drive each other completely .......

Canceled Vacation, But New Gadget Discovery

Forbes 01 Apr 2020
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South Africa: New Discovery - Penguins Vocalise Under Water When They Hunt

All Africa 01 Apr 2020
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The discovery of new compounds for acting on the circadian clock

Science Daily 01 Apr 2020
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Discovery Channel’s Nancy Daniels On Programming Hits With Universal Appeal

Forbes 01 Apr 2020
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Discovery, Vodacom set up online virus consultation service

Moneyweb 01 Apr 2020
Discovery had already set up an online service for its own customers but had put it on ice due to a regulatory hold-up. Now it will be open for anyone ... ....

Discoveries in Poona

The Hindu 01 Apr 2020
(The issue of April 2, 1920 is not available)Some interesting archaeological discoveries have been made in the most thickly populated parts of the old .......