Helium and Neon in a Stardust Track Wall
Physics and Astronomy
Materials trapped and preserved in comets date from the earliest history of the solar system. Here we present and discuss recent measurements of light noble gases carried in a particle captured from comet Wild2 by the Stardust mission.
R.O. Pepin, B. Marty, R.L. Palma, L. Zimmermann, D.J. Schlutter, P.G. Burnard, A.J. Westphal, C.J. Snead, Sasa Bajt, R.H. Becker, and J.E. Simons, 2008. Helium and Neon in a Stardust Track Wall. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1467, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston.