solar wind particles that are usually deflected away by Earth's magnetic field. Despite the crash landing, many return samples remained in good enough condition to analyze. So far, Genesis-related discoveries include new details about the composition of the Sun and how the abundance of some types of elements differ across the Solar System. These results have provided intriguing clues into details of how the Sun and planets formed billions of years ago.
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Publications with keywords: Genesis - Sun
Publications with words: Genesis - Sun
- APOD: 2023 November 19 Á Space Station, Solar Prominences, Sun
- APOD: 2023 October 25 Á Gone in 60 Seconds: A Green Flash Sunset
- Circular Sun Halo
- APOD: 2023 August 1 Á Monster Solar Prominence
- APOD: 2023 July 11 Á Sunspots on an Active Sun
- APOD: 2023 June 11 Á The Sun and Its Missing Colors
- APOD: 2023 March 28 Á A Multiple Green Flash Sunset