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Stardust update: last image taken today

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

24-02-2011 17:50 CST

Topics: mission status, comets, comet Tempel 1, Stardust

According to the Stardust website, the spacecraft has continued taking navigational camera images of Tempel 1 since last Monday's flyby. But "This will end with a Navcam calibration that will take place [today]. This will be the end of the official Tempel 1 encounter activities. Planning is under way for the decommissioning of the spacecraft."

Thanks, Stardust, for a job so well done!

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