Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Tempel 1, 42 hours before Stardust's flyby
Filed under pretty pictures, comets, comet Tempel 1, Stardust
This is the last optical navigation data taken by Stardust before its February 15, 2011 encounter with Tempel 1. It is a stack of five images of the comet. Mission scientists believe that they can detect the nucleus within these most recent images.
NASA / JPL / UMD
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Original image data dated on or about February 13, 2011
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