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Science  05 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5638, pp. 1300
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5638.1300b

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By squirting liquids and gases under the rocket's insulating foam, Stanford physicist Douglas Osheroff disproved NASA's theory about how the foam separated from the fuel tank before striking the space shuttle and injected a bit of drama into the investigation.