These images taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft in 2004 highlight the diverse features that make up the surface of comet Wild 2. A variety of small pinnacles and mesas seen on the limb of the comet.

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These images taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft highlight the diverse features that make up the surface of comet Wild 2. Side A (see Figure 1) shows a variety of small pinnacles and mesas seen on the limb of the comet. Side B (see Figure 1) shows the location of a 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) series of aligned scarps, or cliffs, that are best seen in the stereo images.

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