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On the morning of January 15, 2006, at 5:12 a.m. EST (or something like 2 am Left Coast time), you will be able to see a spectacular re-entry of a space probe carrying to earth a little bit of Stardust...

"When the Stardust sample return capsule nose dives back to Earth in January, it will become the fastest human-made object to streak through the atmosphere. Scientists and engineers are at the ready to observe the spectacular sky show—and savvy skywatchers can join in on the aerial action too.
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If all goes to plan, Stardust will release its sample return capsule carrying comet and interstellar dust particles on Jan. 15 at 12:57 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Four hours later, the capsule will enter Earth's atmosphere, zooming toward Utah and a parachute landing at roughly 5:12 a.m. EST.

During its plummet into Utah, the heat-thwarting capsule will skyrocket across the Western United States"


http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/051226_stardust_watch.html

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