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"Baby Fat" on the Young Sun?
Topic: Sun
To deal with the faint young Sun paradox, researchers are taking a fresh look at an old idea: that the Sun started out larger and more luminous than we thought.

Flying the Sun to Safety
Topic: Sun
The Genesis spacecraft spent 27 months collecting atoms from the solar wind as they streamed off the Sun's corona. When the Genesis sample capsule comes hurtling back to Earth on September 8, helicopter pilots will be waiting to grab it out of the sky.

Whirly Bird Catches the Urn
Topic: Sun
The Genesis mission will end September 8th, after capturing the first extraterrestrial samples to be returned since Apollo. The spacecraft has stowed pristine solar wind to help scientists search back in the planetary timeline.

Neat! Comet Crossing
Topic: Sun
Using tracking from automated telescopes, solar physicists captured the Sun's fiery greeting to a close-passing comet called NEAT. Initially thought to be a newly formed comet, NEAT turns out to have last visited the inner solar system 37,000 years ago.
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