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Meteors, Asteroids and Comets
Tempel 1 from Stardust
03/26/11

 

Stardust-NExT photographed jets of gas and particles streaming from Comet Tempel 1 during Feb 14, 2011 flyby. The raw image was taken 15 seconds before closest approach at a distance of 244 kilometers, and has been extensively enhanced by outside analysts to visibly show the jets. Annotations show the location of the jets and the crater created by a projectile hurled by NASA´ prior Deep Impact mission in 2005. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Maryland/Post process and annotations by Marco Di Lorenzo/Kenneth Kremer

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