the building blocks of life

the building blocks of life

The Stardust Mission: Collecting Comet Dust in Space

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Around 20 years ago NASA launched a spacecraft to study the comet Wild-2. What it brought back would cause scientists to wonder whether the building blocks of life could have arrived at Earth on a comet. Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister Learn more about the Kuiper Belt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyPr1sjHH8k Learn more about the Ingredients for Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md7eufU60QM ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Kathy & Tim Philip, Kevin Bealer, Andreas Heydeck, Thomas J., Accalia Elementia, Will and Sonja Marple. James Harshaw, Justin Lentz, Chris Peters, Bader AlGhamdi, Benny, Tim Curwick, Philippe von Bergen, Patrick Merrithew, Fatima Iqbal, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Patrick D. Ashmore, and charles george. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/overview/index.html http://discovery.nasa.gov/stardust.cfml http://www.space.com/2150-nasa-stardust-comet-samples-minerals-born-fire.html http://www.space.com/11226-nasa-stardust-spacecraft-mission-ends.html http://www.gizmag.com/stardust-interstellar-particles/33357/ http://www.space.com/10820-nasa-comet-probe-stardust-voyage.html http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/information/shuttle_faq.html#14 http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/get-started/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8208307.stm http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/files/misc/stardust.pdf Image Links: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:17pHolmes_071104_eder_vga.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stardust_-_Concepcao_artistica.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wild2_3.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stardust_pre-launch.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hydrazine-3D-vdW.png https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stardust_-_mission_trajectory.png http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stardust/spacecraft/aerogel-index.html https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meteoroid_track_through_aerogel_from_EURECA_mission.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Porous_chondriteIDP.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stardust_Capsule_on_Ground.jpg