Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets


Stardust Encounters Comet 81P/Wild 2

Stardust successfully encountered comet 81P/Wild 2 on 2 January 2004 at a distance of 236.4 ± 1 km. All encounter investigations acquired valuable new and surprising findings. The time-of-flight spectrometer registered 29 spectra during flyby and measured the first negative ion mass spectra of cometary particles.

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      Release and fragmentation of aggregates to produce heterogeneous, lumpy coma streams

      B. C. Clark, S. F. Green, T. E. Economou, S. A. Sandford, M. E. Zolensky, N. McBride and D. E. Brownlee

      Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2004 | DOI: 10.1029/2004JE002319

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      Stardust encounters comet 81P/Wild 2

      P. Tsou, D. E. Brownlee, J. D. Anderson, S. Bhaskaran, A. R. Cheuvront, B. C. Clark, T. Duxbury, T. Economou, S. F. Green, M. S. Hanner, F. Hörz, J. Kissel, J. A. M. McDonnell, R. L. Newburn, R. E. Ryan, S. A. Sandford, Z. Sekanina, A. J. Tuzzolino, J. M. Vellinga and M. E. Zolensky

      Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2004 | DOI: 10.1029/2004JE002317

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      Stardust dynamic science at comet 81P/Wild 2

      John D. Anderson, Eunice L. Lau, Michael K. Bird, Sami W. Asmar, Benton C. Clark, Giacomo Giampieri, Kevin V. Gilliland and Martin Pätzold

      Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2004 | DOI: 10.1029/2004JE002323

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      Comet 81P/Wild 2 size, shape, and orientation

      Thomas C. Duxbury, Ray L. Newburn and Donald E. Brownlee

      Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2004 | DOI: 10.1029/2004JE002316

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      The dust mass distribution of comet 81P/Wild 2

      S. F. Green, J. A. M. McDonnell, N. McBride, M. T. S. H. Colwell, A. J. Tuzzolino, T. E. Economou, P. Tsou, B. C. Clark and D. E. Brownlee

      Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2004 | DOI: 10.1029/2004JE002318

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