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Tempel 1, 42 hours before Stardust's flyby

Tempel 1, 42 hours before Stardust's flyby

NASA / JPL / UMD

Tempel 1, 42 hours before Stardust's flyby
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.

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Original image data dated on or about February 13, 2011

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