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Genesis in Orbit Sun, SOHO Image

"Catching a Piece of the Sun: The Genesis Sample Return Mission"

Presented by Dr. Nora Mainland
JPL, Genesis Payload and Navigation Lead

If you wish to view a tape of this show please contact Sherri Rowe-Lopez at (818) 354-6170.

Thursday, September 16 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, September 17 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PST and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

The goal of NASA's Genesis mission is to collect and return to Earth 10 to 20 micrograms of solar wind from outside the influence of Earth's magnetic field. Scientists will preserve this smidgen of the Sun in an exclusive laboratory for study over the next century in search of answers to fundamental questions about the composition of our star and the birth of our solar system. Genesis is scheduled to return its samples in early September 2004.

To learn more about the Genesis Mission, click here.

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