Stardust flies by Tempel 1 in 5 hours, and I’ll be watching!

Stardust is very close to the last major act of its mission: the flyby of Tempel 1, which will take place at 20:40 PST (04:40 UTC). Here’s a summary of the recent and current status of the mission, and how to follow the events over the next 24 hours. But before that, here’s Stardust’s final optical navigation photo of the comet: Click to enlarge >Tempel 1, 42 hours before Stardust’s flybyThis is the last optical navigation data taken by ….

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