After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
A speeding NASA spacecraft has a comet by the tail Friday. And engineers at Denver's Lockheed Martin plant have a keen interest--they built "Stardust."
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says the Stardust spacecraft has entered the bright halo of dust and gas surrounding a shimmering comet. NASA hopes it will snag and return to Earth less than a thimbleful of primitive leftovers from the formation of our solar system.
NASA says Stardust could pass within 186 miles of the comet Wild
Two Friday while flying through the gossamer cloud that envelops the dirty ball of ice and rock.
Stardust is designed to gather hundreds if not thousands of dust particles streaming from the comet during the flyby 242 million miles from Earth and then return.
NASA also plans for the unmanned spacecraft to snap 72 black-and-white close-ups of the comet's nucleus.