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An Extraction and Curation Technique for Particles Captured in Aerogel CollectorsIn 2006, the STARDUST mission will return samples of cometary, interplanetary and interstellar dust captured in aerogel collectors. The curation strategy (or strategies) for STARDUST remain to be defined. Here we present a technique for curation of particles captured in aerogel which will simultaneously preserve the entire particle track, and could allow for the elemental in situ analysis of both the particle residue at the terminus of the track and any particle residues located along the track. This builds on work that we have previously reported elsewhere.
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Westphal, A. J.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Snead, C.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Dominquez, G.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Bradley, J. P.
(Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Livermore, CA, United States)
Zolensky, M. E.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Flynn, G.
(State Univ. of New York Plattsburgh, NY, United States)
Brownlee, D.
(Washington Univ. Seattle, WA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
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Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
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