Some early scientific impressions of Stardust’s Tempel 1 flyby

I’ve spent a day with the Stardust images from Tempel 1, and had a chat with co-investigator Jessica Sunshine, so here are a bunch of images with some preliminary scientific commentary. Jessica was just ecstatic about the success of the flyby. I commented to her that I didn’t expect the images to be so good, and she said “nobody did.” The “backside” images are spectacular, while the “frontside” images are going to help them a lot in refining ….


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