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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Stardust's best images of Wild 2

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Stardust's best images of Wild 2 Stardust snapped these six photos of Wild 2 during its closest approach to the small comet on January 2, 2004. It flew within 236 kilometers (147 miles) of Wild 2 at a speed of 6.1 kilometers per second (14,000 miles per hour). These images were taken 44, 24, and 4 seconds before and 16, 36, and 56 seconds after closest approach.

NASA / JPL

Original image data dated on or about January 2, 2004.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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