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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Duluth goes to OT for win over Discovery in 7-AAAAAAA girls basketball

Gwinnett Daily Post 21 Jan 2021
DULUTH — Duluth edged Discovery 40-38 in overtime Wednesday night in Region 7-AAAAAAA girls basketball ... ....

Discovery Center Museum to open ‘Hot Wheels’ exhibit

Rockford Register Star 21 Jan 2021
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Norfolk Daily News 21 Jan 2021
LINCOLN - The Nebraska Farm Bureau is making cattle market transparency and price discovery a top priority in 2021 ... for price discovery....

Shanghai neighborhood evacuated after discovery of 3 new infections

Manila Standard Today 21 Jan 2021
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JB Computers donates teaching tool to Erie Canal Discovery Center

Lockport Union-Sun 21 Jan 2021
Erie Canal Discovery Center/Lockport Visitor Center has been given a 21st century technology boost to help tourists and local residents understand the 19th century Erie Canal locks of Lockport ... Historical Society which operates the Discovery Center as a public educational service....

Should you add Discovery Plus as a streaming service?

Union Leader 21 Jan 2021
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PR Newswire 21 Jan 2021
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