Investigating the ability of Stardust capture media to preserve collected particles intact
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Foster, N. and Wozniakiewicz, P. and Kearsley, A. and Burchell, M. and Cole, M. and Bland, P. 2010. Investigating the ability of Stardust capture media to preserve collected particles intact. EAS Publications Series. 41: pp. 395-398.
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We briefly summarise our ongoing efforts to evaluate the success of cometary particle capture by NASA's Stardust mission. We demonstrate the use of a variety of analysis techniques to investigate the state of preservation in laboratory analogues of the Stardust encounter at 6.1 km s-1, using well characterised projectiles and flight grade foils and aerogel.