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Stardust view of Tempel 1, just before closest approach

Stardust view of Tempel 1, just before closest approach

NASA / JPL / Cornell

Stardust view of Tempel 1, just before closest approach
Stardust snapped this view of comet Tempel 1 on February 15, 2011 at 04:38 UTC, just before its close flyby.

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Original image data dated on or about February 15, 2011

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