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  Dust found safe in Genesis probe
Updated 11 September 2004, 13.28
Genesis being examined
Particles have been found safe inside the crashed Genesis space capsule, say scientists at Nasa.

The probe was on a three year mission to capture particles of solar wind to try to discover how the sun formed.

Genesis fell to Earth on Wednesday after a battery failure meant its parachute didn't open, and experts were worried all their work was ruined.

Physicist Roger Wiens said : "We should be able to meet many, if not all, of our primary science goals."

Images of Genesis by Nasa
Nasa hope the atoms on Genesis will tell them how the Sun and all the planets formed out of huge cloud of dust 4.5 billion years ago.

The probe was meant to be caught by a Hollywood stunt pilot after its parachutes opened, slowing its descent.

Instead, the probe hit the ground in Utah at 193 mph.

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