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Tempel 1, 42 hours before Stardust's flyby

Tempel 1, 42 hours before Stardust's flyby
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. NASA / JPL / UMD

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