Quick-and-dirty animation of Stardust Tempel 1 images through closest approach
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
15-02-2011 11:05 CST
EDIT FEB 17: There's a final version at full resolution and with 61 frames here.
EDIT 13:35 PST: The first version has been supplanted with a new version containing 9 more frames.
Here's a quick-and-dirty animated GIF of the
30 39 images of Tempel 1 that have arrived on Earth so far from Stardust. I've put a big watermark on this animation because it's not a final product. I'll have better versions later, with more images, better aligned, and so forth. But I wanted to share this with you all since it shows the flyby so well! The frames from after closest approach contain new territory not seen by Deep Impact. It looks like this website is getting images posted quickest, so I'm watching there for more images.