First image from Stardust! …but a delay for the close-approach ones

Here it is, the first second image from Stardust of Tempel 1 during the close-approach phase:Click to enlarge >Stardust’s second close-approach image of Tempel 1Stardust took this image of comet Tempel 1 at 04:35 UTC on February 15, from a distance of approximately 2,540 kilometers. Credit: NASA / JPL / UMD The good news is that they have all their images, and according to Stardust’s navigation team, they all have the comet centered in the field ….

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