Sun, Jan 04, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"I'm glad we didn't know those were
there. We would have been terrified."
Source: Don Brownlee, University of Washington
professor and main scientist on the Stardust Mission. Saturday, the
spacecraft swept within 149 miles of the comet Wild 2, capturing
stunning photographs and dust particles that could shed light on
the origins of the solar system. One of the photos showed five
distinct jets of primordial gas venting from the head of the comet.
Stardust flew through two of them.
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