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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

This image obtained by NASA's Stardust spacecraft shows a side of the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 that has never been seen before. In the image, three terraces of different elevations are visible, with ...

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Changes to Smooth Terrain (Unannotated)

comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Stardust

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 ...

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Changes to Smooth Terrain (Annotated)

comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Stardust

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 ...

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    Flash: Stardust Sample Return

    This interactive feature highlights how Stardust's return capsule arrives on Earth in the early hours of Jan. 15, 2006.