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Stardust Status Report

February 20, 2004

The Stardust team had two periods of communications with the spacecraft in the past week. Telemetry relayed from the spacecraft indicates it remains in very good shape.

Abstracts of the Stardust science results from the Comet Wild 2 encounter are now available here (Adobe Acrobat reader required):

The papers will be presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference being held at League City in Texas from March 15-19, 2004.

Information on the present position and orbits of the Stardust spacecraft and Comet Wild 2 may be found on the "Where Is Stardust Right Now?" web page located at:

For more information on the Stardust mission -- the first ever comet sample return mission -- please visit the Stardust home page:

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