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Expected image area for Stardust Tempel 1 flyby

Filed under Deep Impact, comets, Stardust, comet Tempel 1, explaining image processing

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Expected image area for Stardust Tempel 1 flyby A map of comet Tempel 1 shows the areas not imaged in 2005 by Deep Impact in bright blue. The yellow area was expected to be seen during the Stardust flyby on February 14/15, 2011. The red bull's eye indicates the location of the Deep Impact mission's impact crater.

NASA / JPL / UMD

Here's another way of looking at the expected views:

Expected views of Tempel 1's nucleus during Stardust flyby

NASA / JPL / UMD

Expected views of Tempel 1's nucleus during Stardust flyby
A shape model of Tempel 1 shows that only half of it was seen in sunlight by Deep Impact; the blue areas have never been imaged. On approach, Stardust had the Deep Impact crater at the center of its view (top right); on departure, Stardust saw territory that was not imaged before (lower left).

Original image data dated on or about February 14, 2011.

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

 

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