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Click to enlargeComet Wild-2 Stardust Flyby Photo

Buy this Stardust Wild-2 comet flyby space photo. High quality NASA picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photo Stardust 54566.

Comet Wild 2 is shown in this image taken by the Stardust navigation camera during the spacecraft's closest approach to the comet on January 2. The image was taken within a distance of 500 kilometers (about 311 miles) of the comet's nucleus with a 10-millisecond exposure. A total of 72 images were taken of the comet during the flyby. More images, which may be of higher resolution and greater detail, will be transmitted to Earth on Saturday.

January 2, 2004
Photo Credit: NASA/JPL


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