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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Stardust's closeup views of Tempel 1

Filed under pretty pictures, comets, Stardust, amateur image processing, comet Tempel 1, animation

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Stardust's closeup views of Tempel 1 Here, the 10 images taken by Stardust nearest its closest approach to Tempel 1 have been resized and rotated to match each other, taking out some of the distracting effects of spacecraft motion, making it easier to follow morphological features as Stardust passes by the comet.

NASA / JPL / Cornell / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about February 15, 2011.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

 

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