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This composite image shows the three small worlds NASA's Stardust spacecraft encountered during its 12 year mission. Stardust performed a flyby of asteroid Annefrank in 2002, Comet Wild in 2004, and Tempel 1 in 2011.
This composite image shows the three small worlds NASA's Stardust spacecraft encountered during its 12 year mission. Stardust performed a flyby of asteroid Annefrank in 2002, Comet Wild in 2004, and Tempel 1 in 2011.

Stardust's Worlds

This composite image shows the three small worlds NASA's Stardust spacecraft encountered during its 12 year mission. Stardust performed a flyby of asteroid Annefrank in 2002, Comet Wild in 2004, and Tempel 1 in 2011.

Target: Comet
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Stardust Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13943
Added: 2011-03-24

Views: 3535

Stardust's Worlds

This composite image shows the three small worlds NASA's Stardust spacecraft encountered during its 12 year mission. Stardust performed a flyby of asteroid Annefrank in 2002, Comet Wild in 2004, and Tempel 1 in 2011.

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This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.

Tempel 1 Impact Site (unannotated)

This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13873
Added: 2011-02-18

Views: 2776

Tempel 1 Impact Site (unannotated)

This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.

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This 3-D image shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. This picture was taken six years after the Deep Impact collision. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
This 3-D image shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. This picture was taken six years after the Deep Impact collision. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Deep Impact Site in 3-D

This 3-D image shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. This picture was taken six years after the Deep Impact collision. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Stardust Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13872
Added: 2011-02-18

Views: 2910

Deep Impact Site in 3-D

This 3-D image shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. This picture was taken six years after the Deep Impact collision. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

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This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.

Comet Tempel 1 in Stereo

This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13871
Added: 2011-02-18

Views: 3209

Comet Tempel 1 in Stereo

This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.

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This image shows the surface of comet Tempel 1 before and after NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the comet in 2005. The region was imaged by Deep Impact before the collision (left), then six years later on by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission.
This image shows the surface of comet Tempel 1 before and after NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the comet in 2005. The region was imaged by Deep Impact before the collision (left), then six years later on by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission.

Comet Tempel 1 Six Years Later

This image shows the surface of comet Tempel 1 before and after NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the comet in 2005. The region was imaged by Deep Impact before the collision (left), then six years later on by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13869
Added: 2011-02-18

Views: 3071

Comet Tempel 1 Six Years Later

This image shows the surface of comet Tempel 1 before and after NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the comet in 2005. The region was imaged by Deep Impact before the collision (left), then six years later on by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission.

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This series of images shows the area where NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. The view zooms in as the images progress from top left to right, and then bottom left to right.
This series of images shows the area where NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. The view zooms in as the images progress from top left to right, and then bottom left to right.

Before the Deep Impact Collision

This series of images shows the area where NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. The view zooms in as the images progress from top left to right, and then bottom left to right.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13868
Added: 2011-02-18

Views: 2660

Before the Deep Impact Collision

This series of images shows the area where NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. The view zooms in as the images progress from top left to right, and then bottom left to right.

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This image shows the location of the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed
This image shows the location of the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed

Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1

This image shows the location of the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed

Target: Tempel 1
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Stardust Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13867
Added: 2011-02-17

Views: 1360

Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1

This image shows the location of the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed "Sedna," in relation to the rest of the solar system in 2004.

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This image layout depicts changes in the surface of comet Tempel 1, observed first by NASA's Deep Impact Mission in 2005 (top right) and again by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission on Feb. 14, 2011 (bottom right).
This image layout depicts changes in the surface of comet Tempel 1, observed first by NASA's Deep Impact Mission in 2005 (top right) and again by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission on Feb. 14, 2011 (bottom right).

Changes to Smooth Terrain (Unannotated)

This image layout depicts changes in the surface of comet Tempel 1, observed first by NASA's Deep Impact Mission in 2005 (top right) and again by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission on Feb. 14, 2011 (bottom right).

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Deep Impact, Stardust
Instrument: Medium Resolution Imager (MRI), Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13863
Added: 2011-02-16

Views: 2840

Changes to Smooth Terrain (Unannotated)

This image layout depicts changes in the surface of comet Tempel 1, observed first by NASA's Deep Impact Mission in 2005 (top right) and again by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission on Feb. 14, 2011 (bottom right).

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This image obtained by NASA's Stardust spacecraft shows a side of the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 that has never been seen before; three terraces of different elevations are visible, with dark, banded scarps, or slopes, separating them.
This image obtained by NASA's Stardust spacecraft shows a side of the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 that has never been seen before; three terraces of different elevations are visible, with dark, banded scarps, or slopes, separating them.

New Territory on Tempel 1

This image obtained by NASA's Stardust spacecraft shows a side of the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 that has never been seen before; three terraces of different elevations are visible, with dark, banded scarps, or slopes, separating them.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13861
Added: 2011-02-16

Views: 3014

New Territory on Tempel 1

This image obtained by NASA's Stardust spacecraft shows a side of the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 that has never been seen before; three terraces of different elevations are visible, with dark, banded scarps, or slopes, separating them.

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This image mosaic shows four different views of comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Stardust spacecraft as it flew by on Feb. 14, 2011. The images progress in time beginning at upper left, upper right, to lower left, then lower right.
This image mosaic shows four different views of comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Stardust spacecraft as it flew by on Feb. 14, 2011. The images progress in time beginning at upper left, upper right, to lower left, then lower right.

Four Views of Comet Tempel 1

This image mosaic shows four different views of comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Stardust spacecraft as it flew by on Feb. 14, 2011. The images progress in time beginning at upper left, upper right, to lower left, then lower right.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13860
Added: 2011-02-16

Views: 2967

Four Views of Comet Tempel 1

This image mosaic shows four different views of comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Stardust spacecraft as it flew by on Feb. 14, 2011. The images progress in time beginning at upper left, upper right, to lower left, then lower right.

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These two images show the different views of comet Tempel 1 seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft (left) and NASA's Stardust spacecraft (right).
These two images show the different views of comet Tempel 1 seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft (left) and NASA's Stardust spacecraft (right).

Tempel 1, as Seen by Two Spacecraft

These two images show the different views of comet Tempel 1 seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft (left) and NASA's Stardust spacecraft (right).

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Deep Impact, Stardust
Instrument: Medium Resolution Imager (MRI), Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13859
Added: 2011-02-16

Views: 2753

Tempel 1, as Seen by Two Spacecraft

These two images show the different views of comet Tempel 1 seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft (left) and NASA's Stardust spacecraft (right).

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This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.

Tempel 1 Impact Site

This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13856
Added: 2011-02-16

Views: 2646

Tempel 1 Impact Site

This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.

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This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.

Tempel 1 Impact Site

This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13855
Added: 2011-02-16

Views: 2660

Tempel 1 Impact Site

This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.

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NASA's Stardust-NExT mission transmitted the first image it took during its approach to comet Tempel 1 at 8:35 p.m. PST (11:35 p.m. EST) on Feb. 14, 2011.
NASA's Stardust-NExT mission transmitted the first image it took during its approach to comet Tempel 1 at 8:35 p.m. PST (11:35 p.m. EST) on Feb. 14, 2011.

Comet Tempel 1 as Seen by NASA's Stardust

NASA's Stardust-NExT mission transmitted the first image it took during its approach to comet Tempel 1 at 8:35 p.m. PST (11:35 p.m. EST) on Feb. 14, 2011.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13853
Added: 2011-02-15

Views: 3394

Comet Tempel 1 as Seen by NASA's Stardust

NASA's Stardust-NExT mission transmitted the first image it took during its approach to comet Tempel 1 at 8:35 p.m. PST (11:35 p.m. EST) on Feb. 14, 2011.

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This composite image was taken by NASA's Stardust navigation camera 42 hours before its encounter with comet Tempel 1. The spacecraft is due to encounter the comet in the evening hours of Feb. 14, 2011.
This composite image was taken by NASA's Stardust navigation camera 42 hours before its encounter with comet Tempel 1. The spacecraft is due to encounter the comet in the evening hours of Feb. 14, 2011.

NASA Spacecraft Hours from Comet Encounter

This composite image was taken by NASA's Stardust navigation camera 42 hours before its encounter with comet Tempel 1. The spacecraft is due to encounter the comet in the evening hours of Feb. 14, 2011.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13851
Added: 2011-02-14

Views: 2550

NASA Spacecraft Hours from Comet Encounter

This composite image was taken by NASA's Stardust navigation camera 42 hours before its encounter with comet Tempel 1. The spacecraft is due to encounter the comet in the evening hours of Feb. 14, 2011.

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This composite image is the first taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft's navigation camera. The observations were made on Jan. 18 and 19, 2011. Stardust will fly within about 200 kilometers (124 miles) of the comet's nucleus.
This composite image is the first taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft's navigation camera. The observations were made on Jan. 18 and 19, 2011. Stardust will fly within about 200 kilometers (124 miles) of the comet's nucleus.

NASA Comet Hunter Spots its Valentine

This composite image is the first taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft's navigation camera. The observations were made on Jan. 18 and 19, 2011. Stardust will fly within about 200 kilometers (124 miles) of the comet's nucleus.

Target: Comet
Mission: StardustNExT
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA13829
Added: 2011-01-27

Views: 2775

NASA Comet Hunter Spots its Valentine

This composite image is the first taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft's navigation camera. The observations were made on Jan. 18 and 19, 2011. Stardust will fly within about 200 kilometers (124 miles) of the comet's nucleus.

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Investigators from University of Washington, Johnson Space Center, and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Denver, Colorado, inspect a canister and sample collector soon after opening a container with Stardust material in a laboratory at the JSC.
Investigators from University of Washington, Johnson Space Center, and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Denver, Colorado, inspect a canister and sample collector soon after opening a container with Stardust material in a laboratory at the JSC.

Inspecting a Canister and Sample Collector

Investigators from University of Washington, Johnson Space Center, and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Denver, Colorado, inspect a canister and sample collector soon after opening a container with Stardust material in a laboratory at the JSC.

Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
ID#: PIA03685
Added: 2006-01-19

Views: 2208

Inspecting a Canister and Sample Collector

Investigators from University of Washington, Johnson Space Center, and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Denver, Colorado, inspect a canister and sample collector soon after opening a container with Stardust material in a laboratory at the JSC.

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This animation illustrates the orbit path of NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
This animation illustrates the orbit path of NASA's Stardust spacecraft.

Spacecraft Trajectory (Animation)

This animation illustrates the orbit path of NASA's Stardust spacecraft.

Target: Earth
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
ID#: PIA03249
Added: 2005-12-22

Views: 1869

Spacecraft Trajectory (Animation)

This animation illustrates the orbit path of NASA's Stardust spacecraft.

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This animation illustrates the path the Stardust return capsule will follow once it enters Earth's atmosphere.
This animation illustrates the path the Stardust return capsule will follow once it enters Earth's atmosphere.

Entry, Descent, Landing Animation (Animation)

This animation illustrates the path the Stardust return capsule will follow once it enters Earth's atmosphere.

Target: Earth
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
ID#: PIA03248
Added: 2005-12-22

Views: 1211

Entry, Descent, Landing Animation (Animation)

This animation illustrates the path the Stardust return capsule will follow once it enters Earth's atmosphere.

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This video shows images taken through infrared range cameras during a 
recovery simulation at the Utah Test and Training Range on Dec 13, 2005.
Infrared cameras will track the landing.
This video shows images taken through infrared range cameras during a 
recovery simulation at the Utah Test and Training Range on Dec 13, 2005.
Infrared cameras will track the landing.

Rehearsal: Infrared Views of Landing and Retrieval (Animation)

This video shows images taken through infrared range cameras during a 
recovery simulation at the Utah Test and Training Range on Dec 13, 2005.
Infrared cameras will track the landing.

Target: Earth
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
ID#: PIA03247
Added: 2005-12-22

Views: 1214

Rehearsal: Infrared Views of Landing and Retrieval (Animation)

This video shows images taken through infrared range cameras during a recovery simulation at the Utah Test and Training Range on Dec 13, 2005. Infrared cameras will track the landing.

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This movie shows rehearsal of the initial processing of the sample return capsule when it is taken to a temporary cleanroom at Utah's Test and 
Training Range.
This movie shows rehearsal of the initial processing of the sample return capsule when it is taken to a temporary cleanroom at Utah's Test and 
Training Range.

Rehearsal: Sample Canister in Cleanroom (Animation)

This movie shows rehearsal of the initial processing of the sample return capsule when it is taken to a temporary cleanroom at Utah's Test and 
Training Range.

Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
ID#: PIA03246
Added: 2005-12-22

Views: 1310

Rehearsal: Sample Canister in Cleanroom (Animation)

This movie shows rehearsal of the initial processing of the sample return capsule when it is taken to a temporary cleanroom at Utah's Test and Training Range.

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This animation shows the return capsule separating from the Stardust
spacecraft.
This animation shows the return capsule separating from the Stardust
spacecraft.

Spacecraft -- Capsule Separation (Animation)

This animation shows the return capsule separating from the Stardust
spacecraft.

Target: Earth
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
ID#: PIA03245
Added: 2005-12-22

Views: 1831

Spacecraft -- Capsule Separation (Animation)

This animation shows the return capsule separating from the Stardust spacecraft.

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NASA's	Stardust Navigation Camera captured this anaglyph of the comet Wild 2. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
NASA's	Stardust Navigation Camera captured this anaglyph of the comet Wild 2. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Comet Wild 2 - Anaglyph

NASA's	Stardust Navigation Camera captured this anaglyph of the comet Wild 2. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Target: Wild 2
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Stardust Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA05580
Added: 2004-03-18

Views: 4987

Comet Wild 2 - Anaglyph

NASA's Stardust Navigation Camera captured this anaglyph of the comet Wild 2. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

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This composite image was taken by the navigation camera during the close approach phase of Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. Several large depressed regions can be seen. Comet Wild 2 is about five kilometers (3.1 miles) in diameter.
This composite image was taken by the navigation camera during the close approach phase of Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. Several large depressed regions can be seen. Comet Wild 2 is about five kilometers (3.1 miles) in diameter.

Comet Wild 2 - Jet Release

This composite image was taken by the navigation camera during the close approach phase of Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. Several large depressed regions can be seen. Comet Wild 2 is about five kilometers (3.1 miles) in diameter.

Target: Wild 2
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Stardust Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA05578
Added: 2004-03-18

Views: 3238

Comet Wild 2 - Jet Release

This composite image was taken by the navigation camera during the close approach phase of Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. Several large depressed regions can be seen. Comet Wild 2 is about five kilometers (3.1 miles) in diameter.

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This image was taken during the close approach phase of NASA's Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. It is a distant side view of the roughly spherical comet nucleus.
This image was taken during the close approach phase of NASA's Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. It is a distant side view of the roughly spherical comet nucleus.

Comet Wild 2 - Stardust Approach Image

This image was taken during the close approach phase of NASA's Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. It is a distant side view of the roughly spherical comet nucleus.

Target: Wild 2
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Stardust Navigation Camera
ID#: PIA05004
Added: 2004-01-06

Views: 1265

Comet Wild 2 - Stardust Approach Image

This image was taken during the close approach phase of NASA's Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. It is a distant side view of the roughly spherical comet nucleus.

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