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Slate's Explainer: Genesis Probe and Solar Wind

Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains why NASA uses precious metals to collect so-called "solar wind." NASA's Genesis capsule crash-landed Wednesday in the Utah desert after a three-year mission to study particles streaming from the sun.

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Andy Bowers oversees Slate's collaboration with NPR?s daytime news magazine, Day to Day. He helps produce the work of Slate's writers for radio, and can also be heard on the program.
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