Stardust Spacecraft Passes Close to Earth
Artist concept of Stardust-NExT. Image credit: NASA/JPL
January 14, 2009
The NASA/JPL Stardust spacecraft flew within 9,000 kilometers (5,600 miles) of Earth today. The Stardust-NExT mission is scheduled for an encounter with comet Tempel 1 in Feb. 2011.
To learn more about the mission, visit http://stardustnext.jpl.nasa.gov/ .