Aerogel from the Stardust Comet Sample Return Mission - Trophy Award 2008

Aerogel from the Stardust Comet Sample Return Mission - Trophy Award 2008

Sample of aerogel,  a solid made almost entirely of air that was used to catch dust particles as the spacecraft passed near the comet, on display in the Trophy 2008 case at the National Air and Space Museum Mall building.

  • WEB10960-2008

  • Copyright/Owner: Smithsonian Institution
  • Photographer: Mark Avino
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