Talk:81P/Wild

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Perhihelion[edit]

The perihelion is stated in the article as being about 1 au; however, in the stats, it's about 1.5 au. That's a pretty big difference; it ought to be fixed to tell which it is.--Solasis 02:05, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Photo[edit]

imo, the "enhanced" photo is bs. judging from the original photo, it seems that the asteroid has a round shape. where is the sense in masking out only the light parts and putting a nonsensical glow around it? -- Paniq 10:08, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

I think, the photo is an overlay of two pictures with different exposure time. The "nonsensical glow" are actual jets of gas and dust from the comet's nucleus. Awolf002 15:14, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Return date[edit]

"Together with collected interstellar dust, these samples were returned to Earth on January 15, 2006." Should this not be 'will be returned to Earth' or is the date wrong? 62.56.27.105 14:22, 17 January 2006 (UTC) bluecont

Television reference[edit]

This given reference does not show that the comet plays an important role in the plot. I think this is completely non-notable and useless trivia in that case, and I will delete it if nobody objects. Awolf002 20:34, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Got no feedback, so I removed it. Awolf002 03:21, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Mass and dimensions[edit]

  • Information about the mass and dimensions of this object would be welcome. 193.56.37.1 (talk) 17:11, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Amino acid discovery[edit]

"NASA researchers have discovered glycine...samples of Comet Wild 2 returned by Stardust"

[1] [2]

I think this is worth mentioning on this page and the article on Stardust as well. --114.76.62.26 (talk) 09:38, 18 August 2009 (UTC)